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Fear And Desire
Virtually unseen since its theatrical premiere in 1953, FEAR AND DESIRE was the ambitious first feature film by legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick. An existential war film often compared with the director's PATHS OF GLORY (1957) and FULL METAL JACKET (1987),…
Ivan's Childhood
This debut feature from the great Andrei Tarkovsky, is a poetic journey through the shards and shadows of one boy's war-ravaged youth. Moving back and forth between the traumatic realities of World War II and serene moments of family life…
King and Country
It is rare indeed that a film has such an impact on audiences as KING AND COUNTRY, an absorbing film of the first world war adapted from the stage play HAMP by John Wilson. In typical fashion, Joseph Losely exploits…
Attack Force Z
Mel Gibson commands an elite military team dispatched during WW II to locate and rescue the survivors of a shot down plane, stranded on a South Pacific island occupied by the Japanese. One of the castaways, a defecting Japanese official,…
The Rats of Tobruk
Following on the great tradition of Forty Thousand Horsemen, Charles Chauvel's 1944 cinematic account of the Battle of Rommel is a tour de force of Australian filmmaking, telling the story of three courageous men who join the Australian Imperial Force…
Shok
Based on true events, SHOK is set during the escalation of the Kosovan War when the country was occupied by Serbia. Two young Kosovan boys, Petrit and Oki, are the best of friends. After Oki buys a bike, Petrit is…
King of the Coral Sea
When Ted King, captain of a pearling lugger discovers a body floating in the Torres Strait, he becomes unwittingly embroiled in a people smuggling plot. Determined to get to the bottom of the mystery he is joined by his first…
A Farewell to Arms
In this classic adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's novel, Frederic Henry (Gary Cooper), an American driving ambulances for the Italian Army during World War I, falls for British Red Cross nurse Catherine Barkley (Helen Hayes), to the displeasure of jealous commanding…
A Medieval Odyssey: The Navigator
A visionary boy leads five men from the 14th Century into a 20th Century city. Their quest: to save their village before sunrise. It is Cumbria 1348, the year of the Black Death. A medieval mining village lives in fear…
Suburbanite
Late one night on his way home from work John falls asleep at the wheel and hits a man. He takes the body home, fully intending to cover it up when suddenly the unthinkable occurs, the man wakes up. Now…
A Fighting Season
On the brink of the 2007 U.S. troop surge, two Army Recruiters face the daunting pressures of recruitment while their own deployment is on the line. Sgt. Harris (Lew Temple, The Lone Ranger , The Walking Dead ) has been…
Back Of Beyond
John Heyer's 1950's Aussie adventure film following Tom Kruse along the Birdsville Track. Winner of the Absolute Grand Prize at the 1954 Venice International Film Festival and nominated for a 1955 BAFTA film award for Best Documentary Film. The development…
Smash Palace
Al Shaw's life revolves around motor racing and his back country junkyard, the "Smash Palace". His French wife, Jacqui, doesn't appreciate the lack of attention due to Al's obsession with cars. When Al finds her in the arms of another…
Sleeping Dogs
Smith is a man on the run, running from a broken marriage. Accidentally caught between two powers - a repressive Government and a violent resistance movement - he becomes a man alone...hunted and hostile, driven by the will to survive.
Always Another Dawn
'The history of officers and men of the Royal Australian Navy through the war years will, for the most part, never be known, yet they won for themselves honour in a service known for its traditions of self-sacrifice and devotion…
The Naked Country
Farmer Lance Dillon (John Stanton) and his wife, Mary (Rebecca Gilling), settle on the plains of the Australian Outback, but the challenges presented by the unforgiving terrain and the unwelcoming locals threaten their marriage and Lance's life. The often-ignored Mary…
The Mark Of Zorro (Jon Mirsalis Piano Score)
In The Mark Of Zorro, his first full-blown effort at the costume thriller, Fairbanks portrays Don Diego Vega, a comically effete young nobleman with a taste for tasseled sombreros and juvenile silk-hanky magic tricks.
Prince Of The City
After inheriting wealth and power, Prince Amara, the adopted son of a Malaysian billionaire, is framed for murder by his jealous full-blooded brother and exiled from his country. With the help of an entrepreneurial gangster and a killer bodyguard, Prince…
Back to the Back of Beyond
Forty years after legendary filmmaker John Heyer captured a uniquely Aussie adventure on film, we revisit the dusty outback once more as dedicated postman Tom Kruse returns to the rugged Birdsville Track to relive his past and comment on the…
Rangle River
Rangle River is drying up and Dick Drake, the outback station's head stockman is desperate to find water for his cattle. Strangely, the suave Donald Lawton's adjoining property has plenty of water. Compounding his problems, Marion Hastings, daughter of the…