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The Last Wave

Peter Weir

 
The Last Wave (Criterion DVD)

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  • Australia
  • 1977
  • 106 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.77:1
  • English
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  • Spine #142

Richard Chamberlain stars as Australian lawyer David Burton, who takes on the defense of a group of aborigines accused of killing one of their own. He suspects the victim has been killed for violating a tribal taboo, but the defendants deny any tribal association. Burton, plagued by apocalyptic visions of water, slowly realizes his own involvement with the aborigines…and their prophecies.

Cast

David BurtonRichard Chamberlain
Annie BurtonOlivia Hamnett
Chris LeeGulpilil
Reverend BurtonFrederick Parslow
Dr. WhitburnVivean Gray
CharlieNandjiwarra Amagul
Gerry LeeWalter Amagula
LarryRoy Bara
LindseyCedric Lalara
JackoMorris Lalara

Credits

DirectorPeter Weir
ProducerHal McElroy and James McElroy
Production designGoran Warff
MusicCharles Wain
EditingMax Lemon
CinematographyRussell Boyd
ScreenplayPeter Weir, Tony Morphett and Petru Popescu

Disc Features

  • New digital transfer supervised by director Peter Weir and enhanced for 16×9 televisions
  • Interview with director Peter Weir
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

    New cover by Christine Ditrio

Film Essays

The Last Wave

By Diane Jacobs November 26, 2001

A sense of foreboding pervades an opening scene of Peter Weir’s The Last Wave, though the sun shines and young children play cricket as usual during recess at school. Then, suddenly, the wind . . . Read more »

Film Essays

The Last Wave

By Diane Jacobs November 26, 2001

A sense of foreboding pervades an opening scene of Peter Weir’s The Last Wave, though the sun shines and young children play cricket as usual during recess at school. Then, suddenly, the wind . . . Read more »