The Last Wave (1977)
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Peter Weir follows up on his critically acclaimed masterpiece Picnic at Hanging Rock with this surrealist psychological drama. The film opens with a freak hailstorm in Australia's outback. Cut to David Burton (Richard Chamberlain), a well-to-do Sydney corporate lawyer plagued by visions of impending doom who is assigned to defend five accused of murdering a fellow Aborigine. The case itself proves to be mysterious -- no exact cause of death can be determined by the pathologist, and the accused
Dec 1, 1977 Wide
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Its creepiness is undeniable, and it seems far less dated than many late 1970s films.
Startling and mesmerizing Australian film about aborigines, nature and dreamtime.
There's plenty of floods, thunderheads, cars submerged in water and heavy downpours to get yourself all wet on.
a unique film that bears the uneven, yet genuine, traces of a deeply felt work not entirely settled
Weir does a fine job of weaving real events with dream sequences, as well as capturing the aboriginal perspective.
An interesting mixture of dreams and reality, of occult Aborigine tribal rituals and of modern-day Sydney.
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