Released june 19th, 1997, 'breaker morant' stars edward woodward, jack thompson, bryan brown, john waters the pg movie has a runtime of about 1 hr 47 min, and received a score of (out of 100) on. Breaker morant was was an anglo-australian drover, horseman, poet, soldier and convicted war criminal whose skill with horses earned him the nickname the breaker some believed he was in fact a hero. Harry ‘the breaker’ morant (edward woodward) was an englishman who went to australia in the last century when britain and the boers squared off against each other in south africa, he and a. A movie like breaker morant shows what happens when those orders aren’t the best or most well intentioned harry obviously lets his personal feelings cloud his judgement, but at the same time, he’s following the orders given to him by a superior.
Breaker morant is a top-notch film about an injustice in the annals of military history full review bob bloom journal and courier (lafayette, in) february 14, 2003. The breaker is a 55-minute 1973 documentary profiling the real harry “breaker” morant, and it comes with a 2010, 5-minute, statement by its director, frank shields lastly is a trailer and the package has a liner notes booklet with an essay by film scholar neil sinyard. Midway through breaker morant, the titular character, a lieutenant for the bushveldt carbineers, springs to his feet inside of a courtroom, marches toward the prosecutors, and proclaims, with scorn, that “we shot them under rule 303” morant, played by edward woodward, is on trial to be court.
Breaker morant - official trailer 03:41 — true account of the trial of three australian soldiers for disobeying orders during the boer war in turn-of-the-century south africa acclaimed austra. For more about breaker morant and the breaker morant blu-ray release, see breaker morant blu-ray review published by martin liebman on february 26, 2008 where this blu-ray release scored 30 out of 5. Breaker morant is a 1980 australian war drama film directed by bruce beresford, who also co-wrote the screenplay which was based on kenneth g ross' 1978 pla. Breaker morant is a 1980 australian feature film about the court martial of breaker morant, directed by bruce beresford and starring british actor edward woodward as harry breaker morant the all-australian supporting cast features bryan brown , lewis fitz-gerald , and jack thompson.
This remarkable, superbly mounted anti-war movie from australia, dallies in none of the absurdities of similar themed material that tends to dress war as a surrealist horror bruce beresford at. The film deals with the january 1902 trial of lieutenant harry breaker morant, a british ne'er do well who had emigrated to australia and become a breaker of horses, and two native australians, peter handcock and george ramsdale witton, all of whom were defended by major thomas, an inexperienced attorney from new south wales. Breaker morant (1980) (movie): three australian lieutenants are court martialed for executing prisoners as a way of deflecting attention from war crimes committed by their superior officers discover the latest discussions, reviews, quotes, theories, explanations and analysis of breaker morant (1980) below.
Film review: ‘ladies in black’ of “ladies in black,” an uneven dramedy directed and co-written by veteran australian filmmaker bruce beresford (“breaker morant,” driving miss daisy. Breaker morant is a gripping and tense war movie that is completely compelling from beginning to end it gives an excellent portrayal of soldiers dealing with the conflict between their personal beliefs and the orders handed down to them by their superiors. A review of the film breaker morant, (1980) directed by bruce beresford and starring edward woodward the boer, or south african, war was fought at the turn of the century it was the new war for the new century, the battleground in which the young churchill first found fame and gandhi studied the lessons of british imperialism.
To sum it all up, the new 4k restoration of breaker morant is excellent and i feel confident stating that what we have here is the definitive presentation of the film on the home video market. We also get the breaker, a fascinating 1973 documentary profiling the real harry breaker morant along with a 2010 statement by its director, frank shields, and a trailer there’s also an insert booklet featuring an essay by film scholar neil sinyard. The movie: from a play by kenneth ross that bruce beresford (double jeopardy) helped adapt into a screenplay that he directed, the story that unfolds in breaker morant is an interesting and depressin. The film that gave director bruce beresford international recognition, breaker morant is one of the most acclaimed films ever to come out of australia a blunt, unsentimental account of one of the occasions on which britain used and abused its australian soldiers, it brilliantly depicts the betrayal, rage, and hypocrisy that characterized both the soldiers' trial and the nature of australian.
Rarely does a movie elaborate less and explain more than tender mercies bruce beresford, born in australia in 1940, had great success with breaker morant (1980) tender mercies (1983) was his first american film, and its five nominations included best director, picture, and original song. Breaker morant: a play in two acts is a significant australian play written by kenneth g ross, centred on the court-martial and the last days of lieutenant harry breaker morant (1864–1902) of the bushveldt carbineers (bvc), that was first performed at the athenaeum theatre, in melbourne, victoria, australia, on thursday, 2 february 1978, by the melbourne theatre company. The breaker, a 1973 documentary profiling the real harry “breaker” morant, with a 2010 statement by its director, frank shields trailer plus: an essay by film scholar neil sinyard. Following the mid-70s wave of critically acclaimed australian cinema, thanks to names like peter weir, fred schepisi and gillian armstrong, director bruce beresford would score his first of several iconic moments in cinematic history with 1980’s breaker morant, based on the play by kenneth g ross.