Breaker Morant, one of the most acclaimed Australian films, was screened in competition at the 1980 Cannes Festival and won best supporting actor as well as many other honors, including the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Film and 10 Australian Oscar equivalents. Based on a famous incident in Australian history, Henry "Breaker" Morant was an Englishman living in Australia at the end of the 19th century. When the Boer war broke out in 1899 between Britain and the descendants of Dutch colonists, Morant and a number of Australians volunteer for duty in South Africa. What follows becomes the content for one of the most powerful films ever made on both war and military justice -- a story that continues to recur in our own time. One of the two most requested films on last year's film series evaluations.
Director: Bruce Beresford 1980 USA 107 min.
Where: Oklahoma City University
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