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The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce (2008)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Adrian Dunbar ... Philip Conolly
Ciarán McMenamin ... Alexander Pearce (as Ciaran McMenamin)
Dan Wyllie ... Robert Greenhill (as Daniel Wyllie)
Don Hany ... John Mather
Bob Franklin Bob Franklin ... Matthew Travers
Chris Haywood ... Robert Knopwood
Tony Llewellyn-Jones ... William Sorrell
Richard Green ... Edward Brown
Tony Goodfellow Tony Goodfellow ... Alexander Dalton
Peter Dowling Peter Dowling ... Thomas Bodenham
Matthew Preston Matthew Preston ... William Kennerly
Martin Jacobs Martin Jacobs ... John Cuthbertson
Bill Young ... Gaoler Bisdee
Socratis Otto ... Fine Young British Officer
Carl Rush Carl Rush ... Constable Logan
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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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Australia

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English | Irish

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25 January 2009 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

A Última Confissão de Alexander Pearce See more »

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AUD 1,350,000 (estimated)
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Despite being commissioned as a documentary, the film was nominated in the Best Drama category at the 2009 Irish Film & Television Awards and 2009 Australian Film Institute Awards. 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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Alexander Pearce: They turned back true enough, but besides taking our pots, they took their portion of Dalton. They ate what we ate.
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One man's hunger is another's worst fear.
25 January 2009 | by jonathan-842See 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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