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Breaker Morant


Edward Woodward, Jack Thompson, John Waters, Bryan Brown View All


Bruce Beresford (Screenplay), Bruce Beresford (Director), Jonathan Hardy (Screenplay), David Stevens (Screenplay) View All

Release: May 15th, 1980
Runtime: 1 hour, 47 minutes
During the Boer War, three Australian lieutenants are on trial for shooting Boer prisoners. Though they acted under orders, they are being used as scapegoats by the General Staff, who hopes to distance themselves from the irregular practices of the war. The trial does not progress as smoothly as expected by the General Staff, as the defence puts up a strong fight in the courtroom.
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Based on actual events, it follows the titular Morant (Edward Woodward), an officer in the Australian army who leads a regiment during the Boer War, a war that broke out in South Africa between the British Empire and the Dutch-origin occupants of the region.