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The story of a group of young Australian men who leave their various backgrounds behind and sign up to join the ANZACs in World War I. They are sent to Gallipoli, where they encounter the resolute Turkish army. Written by
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David Williamson adapted his screenplay from Bill Gammage's book "The Broken Years", which is a collection of diary excerpts and letters from around one thousand soldiers, who all fought at Gallipoli. See more »
When the ANZAC artillery begins firing on the Turkish trenches just before the climatic battle scene, the guns do not kick back and some have bits of rust around the muzzle edges which indicate that the artillery pieces are not operational weapons at all for they are just popping white smoke out of the muzzles with the camera violently shaking to simulate the guns being fired. See more »
There is not a lot wrong with this movie. The entire thing seems authentic
meaning you feel like you're in Australia in 1915. You are living on a
farm, running in a race and ultimately in a war.
What is also very extraordinary is that there is not really a lot that happens, there is barely a plot. But it doesn't matter, because Peter Weir is a master storyteller. The actors are all superb and your heart may hurt at the climax - mine did.
Unforgettable, like all great movies.
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