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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 renaissance. A prospector who turns to crime and opium after…
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 at the beginning of WWII. When war breaks out, tough-as-leather…
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 significance. Purchased by the Royal Navy and refitted for service,…
The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith
Fred Schepisi's internationally acclaimed masterpiece, based on the novel by Thomas Keneally, is the shocking tale of an indigenous man driven to madness and revenge. Jimmie Blacksmith (Tommy Lewis) is a young Aboriginal half-caste' raised in central NSW at the turn-of-the-century, a boy initiated by his tribe but also educated…
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 Melbourne finishing school, THE GETTING OF WISDOM delivers a rich…
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 Allen (Simon Burke), a serious, likable boy whose calling for…
Forty Thousand Horsemen
Charles Chauvel's 1940 cinematic tribute to the mounted troops of the Australian Light Horse regiments is a rousing call to arms, giving life to the heroic tales of mateship during the Great War. Best mates Red Gallagher (Grant Taylor), Jim (Chips Rafferty) and Larry (Pat Twohill) face a challenging time…
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 woman of action and influence, who sets out to help…
Skippy and the Intruders
Undeniable hero of the Australian TV and pop culture scene, Skippy The Bush Kangaroo takes a giant leap into his first ever feature film in SKIPPY AND THE INTRUDERS. In this rarely seen 1969 stand-alone production, two suspicious divers arrive seeking a park permit to carry out regulation abalone fishing.…
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 wife Harriet. The Somers leave Europe in the early '20s…
Heritage
An epic scale narrative of Australian history from master filmmaker Charles Chauvel (Jedda), HERITAGE spans the earliest days of white settlement in 1788 across some fifty years to the 1930s. The story follows the life experiences of the Morrison and Parry families as they establish themselves within a new and…
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 working at a regular job, but he can appreciate his…