Breaker Morant
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Breaker Morant

Sun
25
Sun Apr 25 3:30 PM

Jetty Memorial Theatre
Assisted Listening
Wheelchair
100 Percent
General Admission
107 Mins
April
Sun Apr 25

NOMINEE · PALME D'OR · CANNES
WINNER · BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR (Jack Thompson) · CANNES


In celebration of ANZAC Day, SWIFF hosts a special screening of Bruce Beresford’s 1980 Australian classic Breaker Morant with accompanying talk by SWIFF Festival Patron Jack Thompson, himself an Australian Army veteran.

Following Britain into their war against the Boers in South Africa, Harry “The Breaker” Morant (Edward Woodward) is among many of the Australian soldiers absorbed into the non-regular army contingent, along with other ANZACs. To deflect attention away from war crimes committed by their superior officers, Morant and officers Handcock (Bryan Brown) and Whitton (Lewis Fitz-Gerald), stand trial by court martial for allegedly executing six Boer prisoners and the assassination of a German missionary.

The officers’ legal defence counsel, Major J.F Thomas (Jack Thompson), admits the evidence is damning based on the basic facts, mounting the defence of his life, striving to save three well-meaning Australian officers from facing the firing squad.
Bold, uncompromising and completely compelling filmmaking.

English, Afrikaans with English subtitles
April
Sun Apr 25

Jetty Memorial Theatre

337 Harbour Drive Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450