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In a Savage Land (1999)

Not Rated  |   |  Adventure, Drama  |  21 October 1999 (Australia)
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Two anthropologists married to each other go to an island off of Papua New Guinea for field research in pre-World War II.

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Two anthropologists married to each other go to an island off of Papua New Guinea for field research in pre-World War II. Eventually the war breaks out and many lives are disrupted and complicated. Written by Ken Papai

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Evelyn Spence: I once met a man, not my husband, another man. He looked back on a life. What would you carry into the darkness? For me, I'll take the smell of a pearl shell, freshly opened, one day on a beach.
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A beautiful looking movie with fine perfomances.
22 October 1999 | by (sydney,australia) – See all my reviews

Visually this is a stunning movie showing the New Guinea landscape in all its glory. I loved the golden look of many scenes. The performances were very good, with Maya Stange a wonderful surprise as the heroine - although her sudden conversion to native and back again was strange to say the least. Bill Bennett has again demonstrated that he is one of Australia's best new directors.


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