Break of day

Australia, 1977

Film
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Tom (Andrew McFarlane) was one of the lucky ones; he returned from the nightmare of Gallipoli - partially crippled, but alive. At a time when his life should be full and happy, he is restless and angry and can’t adjust back to his hometown or young wife. Then he meets a free-thinking artist, Alice, and her passion and sexuality shocks everyone in town except Tom, who looks to her for an awakening from his nightmare. Cast includes Sara Kestelman, Andrew McFarlane, Tony Barry and John Bell.

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Credits

producer

Patricia Lovell

production company

Clare Beach Films

director

Ken Hannam

Duration

01:52:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1977

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

324815

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

Wikidata

Q4959331

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