Dramatization of the 1932/33 Test cricket series between England and Australia. Played in Australia, the series gained notoriety in Australian and worldwide cricketing history for the fact ... See full summary »
Australian born film maker George (Mad Max) Miller offers a personal view of Australian films. He suggests that they can be regarded as visual music, public dreaming, mythology, and ... See full summary »
The story of Kat Stanton (Kidman), an Australian woman searching for her father who, whilst travelling back from London to Australia via Thailand, makes friends with Arkie Ragan (Ehlers), a... See full summary »
An earthquake in rural Australia causes a dangerous leak at WALDO, a nuclear waste storage facility. Heinrich Schmidt, an engineer badly hurt in the accident, knows that the leak will ... See full summary »
During the year 1962, a young prepubescent boy in rural Australia watches painfully as his best friend and first love, an older girl, blossoms into womanhood and falls for a thuggish rugby ... See full summary »
In August 1944, 1104 Japanese prisoners of war at the Australian POW camp at Cowra stage a mass breakout. Four guards are killed in the escape, and 231 prisoners die by wounds sustained or ... See full summary »
Alan David Lee,
Dramatization of the 1932/33 Test cricket series between England and Australia. Played in Australia, the series gained notoriety in Australian and worldwide cricketing history for the fact that the English team (headed by captain Douglas Jardine) applied a bowling technique called "leg theory", or more commonly, Bodyline. This technique involved bowlers bowling the ball directly at the batsman's body, and resulted in many of the Australian team receiving numerous bruises and injuries, with batsman Bert Oldfield sustaining a cracked skull. The series generated much anger and resentment towards the English team within Australia and seriously damaged Anglo-Australian cricketing relations at the time. Written by
Dave Bowyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
A unique and scandalous plot to dismiss Don Bradman.
A movie not only on Cricket, but also on values, ego, pride, human achievement. The movie takes place during the Bodyline Series, Between the England-Australia 'Ashes' Test Matches. A movie depicting the world's best ever cricketer - Don Bradman and one of the worlds fastest and most accurate bowlers of that time - Harold Larwood, it was a struggle to dismiss the Aussie Don Bradman.
Douglas Jardine's most outrageous plot, the tense cricket stadium atmosphere, the desire to win make this movie a must see.
8 of 11 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?