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Dead Heart (1996)

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A no holds barred look into the gaping divisions which exist within an Aboriginal settlement in outback Australia. These separations split the inhabitants, straining relationships until something has to give.

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Nick Parsons

Writers:

Nick Parsons (play), Nick Parsons
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bryan Brown ... Ray Lorkin
Ernie Dingo ... David
Angie Milliken ... Kate
Gnarnayarrahe Waitairie Gnarnayarrahe Waitairie ... Poppy
Aaron Pedersen ... Tony
John Jarratt ... Charlie
Anne Tenney Anne Tenney ... Sarah
Lewis Fitz-Gerald ... Les
Lafe Charlton Lafe Charlton ... Billy
David Gulpilil ... Second Man in Desert
Billy McPherson Billy McPherson ... First Man in Desert
Stanley Mirindo Stanley Mirindo ... Tjulpu (as Djunawong Stanley Mirindo)
Berynn Schwerdt Berynn Schwerdt ... Gordon
Marshall Napier ... Sgt Oakes
Robert Faggetter Robert Faggetter ... Tom Erhart
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In the desert village of Wala Wala, a jailed Aboriginal is found dead in local lawman Ray Lorkin's police lock-up. In an attempt to reconcile Aboriginal traditions vs. Australian law, Lorkin allows Mannga, the father of the dead prisoner, a "pay back" to restore order. But conflict heightens when the local school teacher's wife's passionate affair with her husband's Aboriginal teacher's aide leads to sacrilege and murder. Written by Tim Propert <tpropert@iprimus.com.au>

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dead Heart - Tödliche Affäre See more »

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