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Year
1971
Runtime
109 min.
Director
Ted Kotcheff
Genres
Drama, Thriller
Rating *
7.7
Votes *
5,826
Checks
1,530
Favs
206
Dislikes
6
Favs/checks
13.5% (1:7)
Favs/dislikes
34:1
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  1. MrE2Me's avatar

    MrE2Me

    Terrific film about the destructive influence a small, isolated Australian town has on a schoolteacher.

    Animal lovers take note - the kangaroo killings are real, and pretty disturbing (which was the intent, no doubt).
    8 years ago
  2. Monteyn's avatar

    Monteyn

    A great movie to watch while getting drunk. The kafkaesque hopelessness strangled my neck though for a good two or three minutes. I couldn't breathe for a while. 5 years 4 months ago
  3. monty's avatar

    monty

    Director Ted Kotcheff and his crew accompanied a real-life cull of the animals for the making of the film. The kangaroos were shot so their hides could be used for making soft toys and the meat sold for dog food.
    The director said: "I did not use 75% of what I filmed that night as it was too bloody and horrifying...The Royal Australian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals kept urging me to use this footage because they wanted Australians and the world to see what was being done to kangaroos in the outback: the wholesale slaughter and carnage being committed every night."
    4 years 11 months ago
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In 5 official lists

  1. This movie ranks #95 in 100 Greatest Films of Australian Cinema
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  2. This movie ranks #209 in Masters Of Cinema
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  3. This movie ranks #533 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List
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  4. This movie ranks #537 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  5. This movie ranks #945 in They Shoot Zombies, Don't They?
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