Tuesday
30
May
8.15pm
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Tue
30
May
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Tuesday, 30 May 2017 at 8.15pm
Australian
  • Drama / Thriller
  • 1971
  • Australia
  • Colour
  • 108 mins.
 
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Awe-inspiring, brutal and stunning, Wake in Fright is the story of John Grant, a bonded teacher who arrives in the rough outback mining town of Bundanyabba, planning to stay overnight before catching the plane to Sydney. But, as his one night stretches to five, he plunges headlong, perhaps toward his own destruction. When the alcohol-induced mist lifts, the educated John Grant is no more. Instead there is a self-loathing man in a desolate wasteland, dirty, red-eyed, sitting against a tree and looking at a rifle with one bullet left...... Believed lost for many years, Wake in Fright has been painstakingly restored. A disquieting classic of Australian cinema, Wake in Fright surveys a landscape both sun-drenched and ruthlessly dark.

Director:

 
Ted Kotcheff

Cast:

 
Gary Bond, Donald Pleasance, Chips Rafferty, Jack Thomson, Sylvia Kay

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