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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


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 <>

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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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1.33 : 1
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A really nice film - really deserves an outing on DVD!
18 February 2006 | by Martin BrumbySee all my reviews

I have a VHS copy of this but it is a poor transfer. The film (originally seen on TV) is well worth seeing with an interesting and at times quite moving plot and fine performances, especially by Bob Hoskins, Warren Mitchell and Joseph Spano. It is surprising that it never seems to have been repeated either on TV or in the cinema. Far worse TV films seem to be dragged up from obscurity for a DVD release and I'm amazed this one hasn't been given the same treatment and transferred to DVD, it could become a cult classic! The performances of a host of Jewish character actors portraying the 'little Vienna' created in the East End of London (and again in the Australian Outback)is both amusing and reminds us that that the Nazis may have been (so far) the most egregious and extreme race haters but they didn't (and don't) have a monopoly when it comes to incomprehension and hostility towards asylum seekers!

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