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The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce (2008)

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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A Última Confissão de Alexander Pearce  »

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Many of the exteriors were shot at a disused theme park called Old Sydney Town, near Gosford, New South Wales. See more »

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Although they are in the wilderness for a considerable time (around 3 months), neither Greenhill's nor Pearce's beards show any growth. See more »

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Philip Conolly: We're Irish, We were born hungry. God spare this colony the famines of Ireland. A whole country's crops failing. Absentee landlords without a degree of mercy. Orphans. Jesus, Mary and Joseph. But hunger's never been a reason to eat another man.
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One man's hunger is another's worst fear.
25 January 2009 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This is the story of Alexander Pearce, an Irish Convict taken to Australia by the British.

The story is a gripping tale about survival and hunger amongst a group of convicts.

A story that will surely make one sit back and wonder if they would do the same thing given the same circumstances.

The story of Alexander Pearce will have you stuck to your seat, but at the same time, may have you running for the nearest bathroom.

A truly fascinating and well acted story.

Recommended!


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