Based on a true story, James Coburn portrays a military lawyer assigned to defend a confessed psychotic killer. Set in the context of WWII and the uneasy US-Australian military alliance. The accused killer claims to have killed 3 women in order to possess their voices. Despite the defense lawyer's concerns that the killer is not fit to stand trial, the US military presses forward with the case and its desire to have the killer executed in order to strengthen the shaky alliance. Written by
The obscenity of war. The brutality of murder. The travesty of justice.
Did You Know?
This movie was the second Australian film in six years to examine a military legal case, army court-martial and military execution. Bruce Beresford
's Breaker Morant
(1980) examined the military trial, court-martial and execution of Harry Morant and a fellow soldier during the Boer War. See more
music by Allan Zavod
published by Filmtrax PLC See more