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The Lighthorsemen
In the great Australian spirit of courage and high adventure comes a true Australian legend. Four gallant men of the Australian Light Horse Regiment are thrust into the last great cavalry charge when the British campaign in Palestine becomes stalemated…
Attack Force Z
Mel Gibson commands an elite military team dispatched during WW II to locate and rescue the survivors of a shot down plane, stranded on a South Pacific island occupied by the Japanese. One of the castaways, a defecting Japanese official,…
Jedda
Charles Chauvel's landmark 1955 film Jedda is an Australian cinema classic. Exploring a complex story of cultural identity, set against the harsh natural surrounds of outback Northern Territory, Jedda captures a rare and honest glimpse into the heart and history…
Tim
Mary (Piper Laurie) is a single businesswoman in her 40s. Tim (Mel Gibson) is a young day laborer who suffers from a learning disability. When Mary hires Tim to do work around her house, the two very different people discover…
Uncivilised
Master filmmaker Charles Chauvel delivers an exciting tale of high peril, inland exploration and forbidden romance in UNCIVILISED. Filmed on location in 1937, it tells the story of high society author Beatrice Lynn. Unfulfilled and looking for inspiration, she heads…
Long Weekend
Attempting to resurrect their failing marriage, Peter (John Hargreaves) and Marcia (Briony Behets) set out on a camping trip to a deserted stretch of the Australian coastline in the hope that a long weekend in the sunshine will help them…
The Devil's Playground
Fred Schepisi's celebrated first feature is a lushly photographed period drama detailing a young boy's coming-of-age in a strict Catholic seminary in 1950s Victoria. A semi-autobiographical retelling of the director's own training for the priesthood, the story follows 13-year-old Tom…
Careful He Might Hear You
In the turbulent years of the Great Depression an orphaned boy becomes a pawn in a bitter family feud as two aunts - snooty Anglophile Vanessa (Wendy Hughes), and working-class Lila (Robyn Nevin) - battle for his custody. Newly returned…
Dunera Boys
Threatened by the impending horrors of WWII and in the interests of national safety the British Government set out to arrest all Germans residing in the UK. Despite being fully assimilated, many of these people were Jewish and sent aboard…
Inn of the Damned
You will never be the same after you discover the secrets of the Inn of the Damned! On a lonely stratch of road, deep in an isolated Australian rain forest, lies an eerie, forgotten Inn. Few travellers stop there now,…
Windrider
Stewart "P.C." Simpson (Tom Burlinson, The Man From Snowy River) lives in a magnificent beachfront home with his wealthy father and indulges his passion for windsurfing on a daily basis. His father (Charles "Bud" Tingwell) may fault him for not…
Mad Dog Morgan
Set in gold rush-era Victoria, and based on a true story, this violent, rollicking portrayal of infamous Irish outlaw Dan Morgan (a bravura performance from an intense Dennis Hopper, Easy Rider, Apocalypse Now) is a classic of Australias 70s cinema…
The Rats of Tobruk
Following on the great tradition of Forty Thousand Horsemen, Charles Chauvel's 1944 cinematic account of the Battle of Rommel is a tour de force of Australian filmmaking, telling the story of three courageous men who join the Australian Imperial Force…
Back Of Beyond
John Heyer's 1950's Aussie adventure film following Tom Kruse along the Birdsville Track. Winner of the Absolute Grand Prize at the 1954 Venice International Film Festival and nominated for a 1955 BAFTA film award for Best Documentary Film. The development…
Journey Among Women
Australia in the 18th century, a harsh and unforgiving land - a burgeoning British colony where convicts are sent to make amends and begin a new life. Elizabeth Harrington (Jeune Pritchard), engaged to Captain McEwan (Martin Phelan) is a respected…
Kangaroo
D.H. Lawrence, one of the greatest modernist novelists, wrote Kangaroo as a semi-autobiographical account of his 1922 visit to Australia. Pioneer Australian director Tim Burstall's adaptation casts Colin Friels as mild-mannered English novelist Richard Somers and Judy Davis as his…
The Night, The Prowler
An intense portrait of a woman in search of an elusive identity, clutching for control of the uncontrollable The Night, The Prowler is based on a haunting short story by Nobel Prize winning author Patrick White (Voss, The Tree of…
Shame
A stranger, Asta Cadell (Deborra-Lee Furness, Jindabyne) limps into an outback town on a crippled motorcycle. Trapped while she waits for repairs, Asta stays at the garage of Tim Curtis (Tony Barry, Australia). The outsider soon discovers that Tim's young…
The Getting of Wisdom
Told with a delicate blend of satire and nostalgia, this award-winning coming-of-age tale introduces one of Australian literature's most beloved characters to the screen, Laura Tweedle Rambothan (Susannah Fowle). Chronicling her stormy passage through the sedate halls of an expensive…
In the Wake of the Bounty
One of the most infamous and daring tales of mutiny at sea, the story of HMS Bounty's fateful voyage as presented by Charles Chauvel (The Rats of Tobruk) in 1933 is one of exotic adventure, treachery, peril and lasting historical…