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PG| 1 hr. 45 min.

Plot Summary
In Sydney, business lawyer David Burton (Richard Chamberlain) is given the pro bono assignment of defending five aborigines accused of the murder of another tribesman. None of Burton's clients are willing to speak about what happened, even in their own defense, and the medical examiner on the case can't figure out how the victim died. But what's most troubling Burton is the increasingly terrifying apocalyptic visions he's having, leading him to think Australia may soon be destroyed.

Cast: Richard Chamberlain , Olivia Hamnett , David Gulpilil , Fred Parslow , Vivean Gray , Nanjiwarra Amagula , Roy Bara , Cedric Lalara

Director: Peter Weir

Genres: Thriller

Distributor: Criterion Collection, World Northal

The Last Wave (1978)

Release Date: October 6th, 1978|1 hr. 45 min.

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critic reviews (5)
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  • 100
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Weir had a truly magical touch in early films like this 1977 masterpiece, which offers a transfixing excursion into the "dream time" of Australian myth. show more

  • 80
    TV Guide

    A powerful, yet subtle, picture from Australian director Peter Weir, who has demonstrated quite a flair for mystical themes. show more

  • 80
    Michael Atkinson Village Voice

    A minor triumph of atmosphere and nightmare imaginings. show more

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