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Breaker Morant / South Australian Film Corporation presents ; screenplay by Jonathan Hardy, David Stevens, Bruce Beresford ; produced by Matthew Carroll ; directed by Bruce Beresford ; made with the assistance of the Australian Film Commission, the 7 Network and Pact Productions Pty. Ltd.

Beresford, Bruce, (film director,, screenwriter.). Carroll, Matthew, 1944- (film producer.). Hardy, Jonathan, 1940- (screenwriter.). Stevens, David, 1940-2018 (screenwriter.). Woodward, Edward, 1930-2009 (actor.). Thompson, Jack, 1940- (actor.). Waters, John, 1948- (actor.). Brown, Bryan, 1947- (actor.). Tingwell, Charles, 1923-2009 (actor.). Donovan, Terence, 1942- (actor.). Haywood, Chris, 1948- (actor.). Ball, Vincent, 1923- (actor.). Meagher, Ray, (actor.). Cassell, Alan, 1932- (actor.). Fitz-Gerald, Lewis, (actor.). Mullinar, Rod, (actor.). McAlpine, Donald M., (director of photography.). Anderson, William, 1948- (editor of moving image work.). Copping, David, 1936- (production designer.). Senior, Anna, (costume designer.). Cuneen, Phil, (arranger of music.). Miller, Stephen M., 1964- (commentator.). Shields, Frank, (commentator.). Sinyard, Neil, (writer of supplementary textual content.). Ross, Kenneth, 1941- Motion picture adaptation of (work) : Breaker Morant. (Added Author). South Australian Film Corporation, (production company.). Australian Film Commission, (production company.). Seven Network Australia, (production company.). Pact Productions Pty. Ltd., (production company.). Criterion Collection (Firm), (publisher.). Edward Woodward, Jack Thompson, John Waters, Bryan Brown, Charles Tingwell, Terence Donovan, Chris Haywood, Vincent Ball, Ray Meagher, Alan Cassell, Russell Kiefel, Rob Steele, Lewis Fitz-Gerald, Rod Mullinar. (Cast).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 1681430509
  • ISBN: 9781681430508
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Director-approved two-DVD special edition.
  • Publisher: [New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2015]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Adapted from the play 'Breaker' Morant by Kenneth Ross.
Originally produced in 1979 and released as a motion picture in 1980.
Special features: Disc 1: Commentary (features director and co-screenwriter Bruce Beresford); Bruce Beresford (interview with Beresford recalls the production of the film); Donald McAlpine (McAlpine recalls his work on the film); Bryan Brown (Brown talks about his performance as Lieutenant Peter Handcock in the film); Edward Woodward (2004 interview with Woodward about playing Lieutenant Harry "Breaker" Morant in the film); The South African War (new piece about the Boer War with historian Stephen Miller); Trailer. Disc 2: The breaker (1973 documentary by Frank Shields looks at the life of the Anglo-Australian army captain Harry "Breaker" Morant); The myth exploded (2011, Frank Shields discusses his film and its omission of a key detail about Harry "Breaker" Morant). Insert includes an essay by film scholar Neil Sinyard.
Formatted Contents Note:
Disc 1. Breaker Morant -- Disc 2. The Breaker (55 min.).
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Cinematography, Donald McAlpine ; film editor, William Anderson ; production designer, David Copping ; wardrobe designer, Anna Senior ; musical arranger, Phil Cuneen.
Participant or Performer Note:
Edward Woodward, Jack Thompson, John Waters, Bryan Brown, Charles Tingwell, Terence Donovan, Chris Haywood, Vincent Ball, Ray Meagher, Alan Cassell, Russell Kiefel, Rob Steele, Lewis Fitz-Gerald, Rod Mullinar.
Summary, etc.:
Three Australian lieutenants are court martialed for executing prisoners as a way of deflecting attention from war crimes committed by their superior officers. Based on a play and true story.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG.
System Details Note:
DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby digital mono.
Language Note:
English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject: Morant, Breaker, 1864?-1902 > Drama.
Morant, Breaker, 1864?-1902.
Great Britain. Army. Bushveldt Carbineers > Drama.
Great Britain. Army. Bushveldt Carbineers.
South African War (1899-1902)
South African War, 1899-1902 > Drama.
Trials (Military offenses) > Drama.
Trials (Military offenses)
Australia > History, Military > Drama.
Genre: Drama.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Film adaptations.
Historical films.
Military history.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
War films.
Historical films > Videorecordings.
War films > Videorecordings.
Film adaptations > Videorecordings.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.