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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 ...
Bluey
Judith Burke ...
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Greg Carroll ...
Joe Brady
Lloyd Cunnington ...
Doctor #2 (as Lloyd Cunningham)
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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 ...
Mrs. Morton
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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)
Adapted by Garry McDonald & Laurie Stone
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A romance yarn advertising Australia
5 February 2008 | by (Victoria, Australia) – See all my reviews

Firstly, this film is not the greatest in the world, but it does make you feel good and I have watched it over and over again. It shows some fantastic Australian scenery, and even though it displays some bigotry, shows some of the truthfulness of how we developed as a nation. Doesn't every country have its bumps along the way?! I've not read Nevil Shutes book. It appears from another commenter that the book was ruined because of this film. But I feel its a pity to get all religious about any book, (except maybe the bible!). They are just human made stories. The book may be excellent, so perhaps both both and film should be appraised in their own right. It's a fact of filming that films are often just BASED on a book.

The film had a feel good repetition throughout, in between the drama. The ending, while a tack corny, emphasise that racial tolerance and budding respect can triumph on bigotry. The ending made you feel good. The far country showed Australian personalities of both types - the drongos, and the true blue Aussie mate who'll slap you on the back and make you feel you're his kindred spirit. The Australian country, which has become extremely racially divers in recent years, could use more Australian/ racial messages like this.


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