At the start of WWII the British Government decided to arrest all Germans in the UK no matter how long they had been here. Among those arrested were many Jewish refugees and many who were ...
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It is the early '50s and the Darcy family continues their struggle to build a better life despite the forces lined up against them in this sequel to the popular made-for-TV film Harp in the... See full summary »
Four part biopic about classic Australian author A.B. Facey (1894-1982). Born in a large impoverished family, uneducated and illiterate, he had to fend for himself since he was eight, and as a recruit in WWI, he was sent to Gallipoli.
During WWII a youth deserts his country's army after a combat experience, but not before wounding his commanding officer with a knife in order to escape. The young man, now very emotionally... See full summary »
Filmed on South Australia's glorious River Murray, this television mini-series is set during the 1920s and tells of the story of a runaway who escapes to the river to work on a paddle-boat ... See full summary »
At the start of WWII the British Government decided to arrest all Germans in the UK no matter how long they had been here. Among those arrested were many Jewish refugees and many who were fully assimilated. This film records the story of a group who were sent to a POW camp in Australia aboard the Dunera. Written by
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A really nice film - really deserves an outing on DVD!
I have a VHS copy of this but it is a poor transfer. The film (originally seen on TV) is well worth seeing with an interesting and at times quite moving plot and fine performances, especially by Bob Hoskins, Warren Mitchell and Joseph Spano. It is surprising that it never seems to have been repeated either on TV or in the cinema. Far worse TV films seem to be dragged up from obscurity for a DVD release and I'm amazed this one hasn't been given the same treatment and transferred to DVD, it could become a cult classic! The performances of a host of Jewish character actors portraying the 'little Vienna' created in the East End of London (and again in the Australian Outback)is both amusing and reminds us that that the Nazis may have been (so far) the most egregious and extreme race haters but they didn't (and don't) have a monopoly when it comes to incomprehension and hostility towards asylum seekers!
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