Showcase > FEATURE FILM > Breaker Morant
1980, South Australian Film Corporation
Producer: Matt Carroll
Director: Bruce Beresford
Writer: Johnathan Hardy
Cast: Edward Woodward, Jack Thompson, Bryan Brown, Lewis Fitz-Gerald, John Walters, Rod Mullinar
Winner of Australian Film Institute Awards for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Jack Thompson), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Bryan Brown), Best Cinematography (Don McAlpine), Best Original Screenplay, Best Sound, Best Production Design and Best Costume Designer.
Winner of Best Supporting Actor Award at Cannes Film Festival (Thompson).
During the Boer War, three Australian soldiers are courtmartialled and found guilty of murdering civilian prisoners. Based on true incidents surrounding the British Army's need to find political scapegoats, the script, direction and performances give this film an outstanding emotional impact.