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South Africa, 1901. The British war against the Boers has deteriorated into bitter guerilla warfare. A unit of the Bushveladt Carbineers, made up mainly of Australians, is ordered by the British High Command to the fight the Boer on it's terms and take no prisoners, an order which will prove fatal to a man they call "The Breaker" - Lieutenant Harry Morant. Based on a true story, this classic Australian motion picture of injustice and the horror of war has swept the world to become one of the most acclaimed Australian movies ever made... (Umbrella Entertainment)


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English The true story of a British officer who didn't take too kindly to the Boers during the Boer War, and murdered them wholesale. Although he was only following orders, he was sentenced to death as a scapegoat so that the British Empire would not lose face before the world. This film is a landmark in the history of Australian cinema as it was the first to have a major international impact. It became a kind of flagship for Australian and New Zealand filmmakers, and showed them that even in a small scale you can make a big film. Bereford would be followed by Peter Weir, Geoff Murphy and Peter Jackson. Who would have guessed 20 years ago that one day one of them would make Lord of the Rings :) ()

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