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Eight men escape from the most isolated prison on earth. Only one man survives and the story he recounts shocks the British establishment to the core. This story is the last confession of Alexander Pearce.

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In 1824 and the British penal colony of VanDiemen's Land is little more than a living hell. Chained to a wall in the darkness of a Hobart cell, Pearce is visited by Father Connolly,the parish priest of the fledgling colony and a fellow Irishman. The harrowing confession Pearce makes, shocks the priest and the British establishment to the core. Written by Anonymous

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Hunger Has No Limit


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Australian actor Dan Wyllie lost his front teeth in an accident as a child. He allowed the production team to chip a spare set of dentures for his role as Robert Greenhill, the English sailor-convict. See more »

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The position of the hood on Pearce's head when is to be hanged changes between when it is first put on (covering down to the bridge of his nose) and when he takes the sacrament (down to his forehead). See more »

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Philip Conolly: Let the wicked forsake his way, the unrighteous man his thoughts, return unto the Lord and He will have mercy.
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Excellent acting - great story
8 October 2009 | by See all my reviews

This movie shows us all what we already know deep down. No one can judge someone else's actions unless he or she has been in the same situation. That's why people should always be careful when claiming "I could/would never do *whatever action*". I can't agree more with Philip Conolly's words:

"The world is always easier understood held at a distance with tales of monsters and the like." and "A full belly is prerequisite to all manner of good. Without that no man knows what hunger will make him do."

Beautiful nature shots, good music, great acting, great story. It's rather short though but isn't that just the charming Irish, strong, silent type way of doing things? :)

Definitely recommended.


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