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Wake in Fright


  • DVD
    $20.34
PUBLISHED: 4th November 2009
ANNOTATION:
Brutal, uncompromising and stunning Wake in Fright tells is the story of a young teacher, John Grant, who arrives in a rough outback mining town planning to stay overnight before catching the plane to Sydney. But, on this one hot night in Bundanyabba, Grant decides to go into a smoky, crowded pub... However, one night stretches to five, in which he discovers gambling, ruins himself financially and plunges headlong toward his own destruction. When the alcohol-induced mist lifts, the educated John Grant is no more. Instead there is a self-loathing man in a desolate wasteland, dirty, red-eyed, sitting against a tree and looking at a rifle with one bullet left... There is no Australian film quite like Wake in Fright. Nominated cinema's ultimate prize, the Palme d'Or, at the 1971 Cannes Film Festival and still as raw and fresh today as it was then, rediscover this lost cinematic masterpiece as it screens for the first time in over 30 years.
Wake in Fright
Violence and mature themes

Violence and mature themes

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  • DVD
    $20.34
PUBLISHED: 4th November 2009
ANNOTATION:
Brutal, uncompromising and stunning Wake in Fright tells is the story of a young teacher, John Grant, who arrives in a rough outback mining town planning to stay overnight before catching the plane to Sydney. But, on this one hot night in Bundanyabba, Grant decides to go into a smoky, crowded pub... However, one night stretches to five, in which he discovers gambling, ruins himself financially and plunges headlong toward his own destruction. When the alcohol-induced mist lifts, the educated John Grant is no more. Instead there is a self-loathing man in a desolate wasteland, dirty, red-eyed, sitting against a tree and looking at a rifle with one bullet left... There is no Australian film quite like Wake in Fright. Nominated cinema's ultimate prize, the Palme d'Or, at the 1971 Cannes Film Festival and still as raw and fresh today as it was then, rediscover this lost cinematic masterpiece as it screens for the first time in over 30 years.

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Brutal, uncompromising and stunning Wake in Fright tells is the story of a young teacher, John Grant, who arrives in a rough outback mining town planning to stay overnight before catching the plane to Sydney. But, on this one hot night in Bundanyabba, Grant decides to go into a smoky, crowded pub... However, one night stretches to five, in which he discovers gambling, ruins himself financially and plunges headlong toward his own destruction. When the alcohol-induced mist lifts, the educated John Grant is no more. Instead there is a self-loathing man in a desolate wasteland, dirty, red-eyed, sitting against a tree and looking at a rifle with one bullet left... There is no Australian film quite like Wake in Fright. Nominated cinema's ultimate prize, the Palme d'Or, at the 1971 Cannes Film Festival and still as raw and fresh today as it was then, rediscover this lost cinematic masterpiece as it screens for the first time in over 30 years.

Product Details

Genre
Thriller
Format
DVD
Rating
M
Run Time
92
Language
English
Publisher
MAD
Region
4
Director
Ted Kotcheff
Producer
George Willoughby
Cast
Donald Pleasence, Gary Bond, Chips Rafferty, Sylvia Kay, Jack Thompson
Classification
Violence and mature themes
Year
1971
Aspect Ratio
16:9 anamorphic widescreen
No Of Discs
1

Product Reviews

24 Aug, 2017
I loved this movie, BIG fan of Australian movies, Wake in fright was one of those movies that had your eye's glued to the screen highly recommend
By margaret s
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