OCU Film Institute Presents Bruce Beresford's "Breaker Morant"
3/10/2013, Breaker Morant, Bruce Beresford, Australia(1980), 107
Kerr McGee Auditorium
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 justiceâ??a story that continues to recur in our own time. One of the two most requested films on last yearâ??s film series evaluations.