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.
They Don't Come Much Better shanahan at 2008-10-21 16:31:45
This is a stunning piece of cinematic drama. The courtroom scenes are among the best in film, the theme - played out against the backdrop of the questions raised by Vietnam - is excruciatingly difficult to resolve simply, the colors are almost watercolor in their nuance. Beresford entered the pantheon of the greats with this one.