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The Dunera Boys 

| Drama, War | TV Series (1985)
At the start of WWII the British Government decided to arrest all Germans in the UK no matter how long they had been here. Among those arrested were many Jewish refugees and many who were ... See full summary »
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Complete series cast summary:
Joseph Spano Joseph Spano ...  Alexander Engelhardt 2 episodes, 1985
Bob Hoskins ...  Morrie Mendellsohn 2 episodes, 1985
Joseph Fürst ...  The Baron 2 episodes, 1985
Mary-Anne Fahey Mary-Anne Fahey ...  Naomi Mendellsohn 2 episodes, 1985
Simon Chilvers ...  Col. Berry 2 episodes, 1985
Steven Vidler ...  Tropp 2 episodes, 1985
Moshe Kedem Moshe Kedem ...  Rabbi Aronfeld 2 episodes, 1985
John Meillon ...  Brig. Templeton 2 episodes, 1985
Warren Mitchell ...  Mr. Baum 2 episodes, 1985
Paul Mason Paul Mason ...  Friedkin 2 episodes, 1985
Kirk Alexander Kirk Alexander ...  Capt. Webber 2 episodes, 1985
Julia Blake ...  Mum 2 episodes, 1985
Joe Bolza Joe Bolza ...  Waiter 2 episodes, 1985
Max Bruch Max Bruch ...  Artaker 2 episodes, 1985
Sally Cooper Sally Cooper ...  Kath 2 episodes, 1985
Marcel Cugola Marcel Cugola ...  Aviam 2 episodes, 1985
Maurie Fields ...  Cpl. Carter 2 episodes, 1985
Kim Gyngell ...  Pvt. Bruce 2 episodes, 1985
Jane Hopkins Jane Hopkins ...  Bernice Slattery 2 episodes, 1985
Stephen Kearney ...  Capt. Minter 2 episodes, 1985
Bruce Knappett Bruce Knappett ...  Dad 2 episodes, 1985
Mark Little ...  Pvt. Wally Dunstan 2 episodes, 1985
Alan Levy Alan Levy ...  Lippe 2 episodes, 1985
Henry Maas Henry Maas ...  Max 2 episodes, 1985
Alan Meerkin Alan Meerkin ...  David 2 episodes, 1985
Alex Menglet Alex Menglet ...  Roth 2 episodes, 1985
Wyn Roberts ...  Slattery 2 episodes, 1985
Ed Turley Ed Turley ...  Pvt. Kerwin 2 episodes, 1985
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At the start of WWII the British Government decided to arrest all Germans in the UK no matter how long they had been here. Among those arrested were many Jewish refugees and many who were fully assimilated. This film records the story of a group who were sent to a POW camp in Australia aboard the Dunera. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Drama | War

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

1985 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

A Dunera száműzöttjei See more »

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Jethro Films Production See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(4 parts)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Beautiful blend of history, drama, comedy and pathos
31 July 2007 | by rokhopaSee all my reviews

Every now and again something comes down the line that seems just right. The Dunera Boys is a delightful combination of history, drama, comedy and pathos. The shabby treatment of the prisoners was a disgrace, their indestructible Jewish wit uplifting, and the blend of Australian and Jewish humor the work of a genius. The casting and acting is universally excellent with skillful camera work and a catchy signature tune. Ben Lewin has produced a number of similar gems but this is surely his masterpiece. Although originally a four part TV series, (and available on DVD as such), it also can be seen as an edited 150 minute movie. Catch it if you can.


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