Breaker Morant

D: Bruce Beresford 
South Australian Film Corp. (Matt Carroll)
Australia 🇦🇺 1980
107 mins


W: Jonathan Hardy, Bruce Beresford & David Stevens [based on the play by Kenneth Ross]
DP: Donald McAlpine
Ed: William Anderson
Mus: Phil Cunneen
PD: David Copping
Cos: Anna Senior

Edward Woodward (Lt. Harry Morant), Jack Thompson (Major J. F. Thomas), Bryan Brown (Lt. Peter Handcock), Charles Tingwell (Lt. Col. Denny), Terence Donovan (Capt. Simon Hunt), Vincent Ball (Lt. Hamilton), John Waters (Capt. Taylor)

Set during the Boer war, three lieutenants are given a court martial as scapegoats for their superiors orders. It kind of plays out like an Australian version of Paths Of Glory. Good performances by Edward Woodward & Bryan Brown, but it simply does not compare to Stanley Kubrick's war classic.

Breaker Morant
Breaker Morant