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The Far Country (1988)

TV Movie  -   -  27 July 1988 (Sweden)
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Two people from different backgrounds escaping their own past and finding a new life in post World War 2 Australia, can it their pasts be forgotten?

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Carl Zlinter
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Jennifer Morton
Brenda Addie ...
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Don Barker ...
Tom Armitage
Terry Brittingham ...
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Judith Burke ...
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Greg Carroll ...
Joe Brady
Lloyd Cunnington ...
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Dave Marshall
Peter Darby ...
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Myra De Groot ...
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Olga Dickie ...
Ethel Morton
Peter Drake ...
Gordon Tyce
Gerry Duggan ...
Pat Halloran
Maureen Edwards ...
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Two people from different backgrounds escaping their own past and finding a new life in post World War 2 Australia, can it their pasts be forgotten?

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Symphony in E Minor, Opus 95
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Music by Antonín Dvorák (as Dvorak)
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A good novel spoiled
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The book was good, but apparently not good enough for the screenwriter. Some flagrant differences: In the book, Zlinter's coworkers are good, companionable fellows, who all like him and defend him when he is in trouble; in the film they beat him up when they find he was in the German army. In the book, the Australian doctor rose to Zlinter's defense; in the film, he is a heel. In the book, not a word appears about the Holocaust; in film, it is in your face, both at the start and at a crucial scene where an Australian Jew undertakes to erase a swastika painted on Zlinter's door (a scene totally fabricated for the film). The book ends with the lovers in England; in the film they are in Australia. In the book, Zlinter tries to learn about a namesake who lived in Australia. This entire subplot was deleted from the film. The good news: Michael York gives a first-rate performance as Zlinter. The bad news: Sigrid Thornton is an unconvincing Jennifer. Bottom line: Nevil Shute must have been spinning in his grave.


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