The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith

Australia, 1978

Film

Based on the Thomas Keneally novel, this is the fictionalised story of Jimmy Governor, who, in 1901 went on a rampage killing numerous white settlers. Deft characterisation and ironic detail combine to paint a bleak portrait of a bitterly racist society emerging as a federated nation. Starring Tommy Lewis in the title role with co-stars Ray Barrett and Jack Thompson.

Credits

producer/director

Fred Schepisi

production company

The Film House

Language

English

Duration

01:57:24:00

Colour

Colour

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