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Based on a true story, Breaker Morant is the tale of three soldiers who are court-martialed at the end of the Boer War. When one of their comrades is ambushed and killed, three soldiers (Edward Woodward, Brian Brown and Lewis Fitz-Gerald) seek revenge and kill a Boer Solider. The act of murder and the mysterious disappearance of a German missionary leads to the arrest of the three men. In one of the most controversial court-martials in military history, they are defended by Major Thomas (Jack Thompson), small town Australian solicitor who has only been given one day to prepare the case. (official distributor synopsis)


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English The true story of a British officer who didn't take too kindly to the Boers during the Boer War, and murdered them wholesale. Although he was only following orders, he was sentenced to death as a scapegoat so that the British Empire would not lose face before the world. This film is a landmark in the history of Australian cinema as it was the first to have a major international impact. It became a kind of flagship for Australian and New Zealand filmmakers, and showed them that even in a small scale you can make a big film. Bereford would be followed by Peter Weir, Geoff Murphy and Peter Jackson. Who would have guessed 20 years ago that one day one of them would make Lord of the Rings :) ()

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