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Criterion Collection: Breaker Morant 1980 DVD
At the turn of the twentieth century, three Australian army lieutenants are court-martialed for alleged war crimes committed while fighting in South Africa. With no time to prepare, an Australian major, appointed as defense attorney, must prove they were just following the rules of war and are being made into political pawns by the British imperial command. Director Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy) garnered international acclaim for this riveting drama set during a dark period in his country’s colonial history, and featuring passionate performances by Edward Woodward (The Wicker Man), Bryan Brown (The Thorn Birds), and Jack Thompson (Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence); rugged cinematography by Donald McAlpine (Moulin Rouge); and an Oscar-nominated script, based on true events.