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In a Savage Land (1999)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama | 21 October 1999 (Australia)
Two married anthropologists go to an island off of Papua New Guinea for field research.

Director:

Bill Bennett

Writers:

Bill Bennett, Jennifer Cluff (as Jennifer Bennett)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Rufus Sewell ... Mick Carpenter
Martin Donovan ... Dr. Phillip Spence
Maya Stange ... Evelyn Spence
Max Cullen ... Douglas Stevens
John Howard ... Rev Macgregor
Andrew S. Gilbert Andrew S. Gilbert ... Gerry
Marshall Napier ... Sir Geoffrey Hallerton
Susan Lyons Susan Lyons ... Helen Stevens
Don Barker Don Barker ... Barman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steve Syson ... Party Patron
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Storyline

Two anthropologists married to each other go to an island off of Papua New Guinea for field research in pre-World War II. Eventually the war breaks out and many lives are disrupted and complicated. Written by Ken Papai

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In the tradition of Out of Africa. See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Beyond Films [Australia]

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 1999 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Az egzotikus sziget See more »

Filming Locations:

Alotau, Papua New Guinea See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

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Trivia

Costume designer Edie Kurzer said: "I was keen to have the fabrics behave like the fabrics of the time and I wanted to ensure we used fabrics of the period rather than crease-resistant modern linens which didn't exist back then. Nor did things fit perfectly, since most local clothing came in small, medium and large," adding the tobacco filter adds age and toning to the costumes, making white look aged rather than picture perfect." See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Evelyn Spence: I once met a man, not my husband, another man. He looked back on a life. What would you carry into the darkness? For me, I'll take the smell of a pearl shell, freshly opened, one day on a beach.
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Fabulous
1 February 2001 | by daelynSee all my reviews

From a former cultural anthropology student, I have to say, this movie was good from a scholastic point of view. It was like taking a vacation for two hours too. And the beautiful people, and scenery...I thoroughly enjoyed it.


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