Tuesday, 31 January 2012

'Breaker' Morant (1980)

Australian film set in South Africa during the Boer War based on the play of the same name. Three soldiers face court martial for war crimes and the story is played out in the military courtroom, with cutaways to the actions described occurring.

An interesting “true story” that is told well with great characterisation and pacing. Scenery is on an epic scale with a refreshing lack of background music. I don’t think there is very much I can find fault with.

Edward Woodward plays the lead role with sympathy and grace, as does everybody else. Should be more widely known.

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