Breaker Morant

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Breaker Morant ★★★½ 1980 (PG)

In 1901 South Africa, three Australian soldiers are put on trial for avenging the murder of several prisoners. Based on a true story which was then turned into a play by Kenneth Ross, this riveting, popular antiwar statement and courtroom drama heralded Australia's film renaissance. Rich performances by Woodward and Waters. 107m/C VHS, DVD, Blu-ray Disc . AU Edward Woodward, Jack Thompson, John Waters, Bryan Brown, Charles “Bud” Tingwell, Terence Donovan, Vincent Ball, Ray Meagher, Chris Haywood, Lewis Fitz-Gerald, Rod Mullinar, Alan Cassell, Rob Steele; D: Bruce Beresford; W: Bruce Beresford, Jonathan Hardy, David Stevens; C: Donald McAlpine; M: Phil Cunneen. Australian Film Inst. '80: Actor (Thompson), Film.