1980 movie about the court martial of "Breaker" Morant and subordinates during the Second Boer War


Breaker Morant (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Breaker Morant is a 1980 Australian film about the court martial of Breaker Morant, directed by Bruce Beresford and starring British actor Edward Woodward as Harry 'Breaker' Morant. The all-Australian supporting cast features Bryan Brown, Lewis Fitz-Gerald, and Jack Thompson. ..."

Video Products

Breaker Morant (1980), 12 Nov 1997
Breaker Morant [Blu-ray] (1980), 5 Feb 2008
Breaker Morant (Masterworks Edition) (1980), 14 Dec 2004


More Anti-War Films, by Butler Shaffer, 21 May 2007
More short summaries of anti-war films with rankings in terms of importance, follow-up to "Memorial Day Alternative"
"It is the story of Australian soldiers — during the Boer War — against whom phony murder charges are made in order to facilitate the political machinations of bringing the war to an end. It illustrates, quite well, how soldiers — treated by the state as nothing more than fungible resources for its exploitation — can be sacrificed both on and off the battlefield."
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Breaker Morant (1980), by Stephen W. Carson
"In this movie, set in the Boer war of 1899-1902 in South Africa, the moral nightmare of the modern imperialist war is explored. ... what makes this movie about something a hundred years ago so terribly relevant is the accurate portrayal of the atrocities and confusion that follow from an invasion force that, rather than defending its own borders, is out among the farms and towns of foreigners who understandably resent their presence and in desperation fight not just as an army, but as a people. "


Breaker Morant Film Trailer, 15 Mar 1980