During the Boer War, three Australian lieutenants are on trial for shooting Boer prisoners. Read More »
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Three sisters with quite different personalities and lives reunite when the youngest of them, Babe, has just shot her husband. Read More »
Vienna, 1902: Alma Schindler meets Gustav Mahler. She beautiful, young, plays, and composes: music is her life. Read More »
In the early 1900s, Laura Tweedle Ramsbotham (Susannah Fowle) arrives at an exclusive Melbourne ladies’ Read More »
Maos Last Dancer (2009) Bruce Beresford, Chi Cao, Bruce Greenwood, Kyle MacLachlan, Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
A drama based on the autobiography by Li Cunxin. At the age of 11, Li was plucked from a poor Chinese village by Madame Mao’s cultural delegates and taken to Beijing to study ballet. Read More »
Alchoholic former country singer Mac Sledge makes friends with a young widow and her son. The friendship enables him to find inspiration to resume his career. Read More »
Black Robe (1991) Bruce Beresford, Lothaire Bluteau, Aden Young, Sandrine Holt, Adventure, Drama, History
In the 17th century a Jesuit priest and a young companion are escorted through the wilderness of Quebec by Algonquin Indians to find a distant mission in the dead of winter. Read More »
1953. Desmond Doyle is devastated when his wife abandons their family on the day after Christmas. His unemployment and the fact that there is no woman in the house to care for the children, Evelyn, Dermot and Maurice, make it clear to the authorities that his is an untenable situation.
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A decade after he broke through with Breaker Morant, Australian director Bruce Beresford made another acclaimed film about the effects of colonialism on the individual. In a performance that earned him the Berlin Film Festival’s Silver Bear for best actor, Maynard Eziashi plays the title character, a Nigerian villager eager to work as a civil servant for the British authorities, including a sympathetic district officer (Pierce Brosnan), in the hope that it will benefit him in the future. Instead, his ambition leads to his tragic downfall. Mister Johnson, based on the 1939 novel by Joyce Cary, is a graceful, heartfelt drama about the limits of idealism, affectingly acted and handsomely shot.
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Her Alibi (1989) Bruce Beresford, Tom Selleck, Paulina Porizkova, William Daniels, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Romance
A writer of BAD detective novels is in full writers’ block. He pretends to be the alibi of a beautiful woman who was arrested for murder at first thinking her innocent, but as she shows more and more interesting abilities (such as knife throwing) he begins to doubt his first assessment. He is still falling for her, but more and more nervous as time passes, and there are more close calls with death on his part.
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Money Movers (1978) Bruce Beresford, Terence Donovan, Tony Bonner, Ed Devereaux, Crime, Action, Thriller
Filmed in Adelaide, South Australia, Bruce Beresford’s adaptation of Devon Minchin’s novel is a raw fast-paced independent feature with an all star Australian cast including Bryan Brown, Charles ‘Bud’ Tingwell, ‘Terry Donovan’ and Tony Bonner. Story has a group of crooks plan a heist to steal twenty million dollars from a Security Firm counting house only to have the scam overtaken by a crime boss due to a corrupt police detective and the plot foiled by a wily ex-cop.
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