The Last Wave

The Last Wave

The Last Wave ( The Last Wave ) is an Australian film directed by Peter Weir , released in 1977 .

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Synopsis

David Burton is a corporate lawyer in Sydney . The city is subject to torrential rains, hail and other strange weather phenomena. One day he is appointed to defend five aborigines who have killed a comrade. The lawyer is trying to find out more and understands that this is a tribal murder.

Technical sheet

  • French title: La Dernière Vague
  • Original title: The Last Wave
  • Director: Peter Weir
  • Scenario: Peter Weir , Tony Morphett and Petru Popescu
  • Music: Charles Wain
  • Photography: Russell Boyd , assisted by John Seale (cameraman)
  • Editing: Max Lemon
  • Sets: Goran Warff
  • Costumes: Annie Bleakley
  • Production: McElroy & McElroy ( Hal McElroy and Jim McElroy )
  • Production Companies: The Australian Film Commission, Ayer Productions, Derek Power and McElroy & McElroy
  • Distribution: Cinema International Corporation
  • Country of origin: Australia
  • Budget: AUD 818,000 1
  • Format: Colors – 1.85: 1 – Mono – 35 mm
  • Genre: fantastic drama
  • Duration: 106 minutes
  • Release dates 2 :
    •  France : (Paris Film Festival)
    •  Australia :
    •  France :3 ( DVD )

Distribution

  • Richard Chamberlain (VF: Bernard Tiphaine ) : David Burton
  • Olivia Hamnett : Annie Burton
  • David Gulpilil : Chris Lee
  • Frederick Parslow : Rev. Burton
  • Vivean Gray : r . Whitburn
  • Nandjiwarra Amagula : Charlie
  • Walter Amagula : Gerry Lee
  • Roy Bara : Larry
  • Cedrick Lalara : Lindsey
  • Morris Lalara : Jacko
  • Peter Carroll : Michael Zeadler
  • Athol Compton : Billy Corman
  • Hedley Cullen : The judge
  • Michael Duffield : Andrew Potter
  • Wallas Eaton : The Medical Examiner
  • Jo England : The babysitter
  • John Frawley : The Police Inspector
  • Jennifer De Greenlaw : Zeadler’s secretary
  • Richard Henderson : The prosecutor
  • Penny Leach : The teacher
  • Merv Lillie : The boss of the pub
  • John Meagher : The employee of the morgue
  • Guido Rametta : Guido
  • Malcolm Robertson : Don Fishburn
  • Greg Rowe : Carl, a schoolboy
  • Katrina Sedgwick : Sophie Burton, the eldest daughter of Annie and David
  • Ingrid Weir : Grace Burton, the youngest daughter of Annie and David
  • Tony Llewellyn-Jones : A guest at Andrew Potter’s party

Around the film

  • Filming took place in March and April 1977 in Adelaide , Avalon Beach , Bondi , City of Mitcham , Coast, Flinders Ranges , Hammond and Sydney 4 .
  • Ingrid Weir, the daughter of the 4-year-old filmmaker, makes a small appearance as Grace Burton.

Distinctions

Awards

  • Special Jury Prize at the 1978 Avoriaz International Fantastic Film Festival 5 .
  • Best Photography and Best Sound (Don Connolly, Greg Bell and Phil Judd) at the Australian Film Institute Awards in 1978.
  • Best actor for Richard Chamberlain, during the International Film Festival of Catalonia in 1982.

Appointments

  • Australian Film Institute Awards 1978 : Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Music, Best Editing and Best Actor for Richard Chamberlain.
  • Academy of science fiction movies, fantasy and horror 1980 : Best Fantastic Film and Best Director.

Bibliography

  • (in) Stephanie Gauper , ” Aborigine spirituality as the grounding theme in the film of Peter Weir ” , The Midwest Quarterly: A Journal of Contemporary Thought , Vol.  42, o 2p.  212-227.
  • (in) Douglas Keesey , ” Weir (d) Australia: Picnic at Hanging Rock and The Last Wave ” , Reads: Literature Interpretation Theory , vol.  8 No bones 3-4 “Anxieties, fears and phobias” ,p.  331-346 ( DOI 10.1080 / 10436929808580207 ).
  • (in) William D. Routt , ” Are you a fish? Are you a snake? : An Obvious reading and Some notes on The Last Wave ” , Continuum. Journal of Media & Cultural Studies , vol.  8, o 2 “Critical Multiculturalism” ,p.  215-231 (DOI  10.1080 / 10304319409365677 ).
  • (in) Theodore E. sheckels , ” Fear in Peter Weir’s Australian Movies: A Matter of Control ” , Antipodes , vol.  23, o 1 “Fear in Australian Literature and Film” ,p.  75-80 ( read online  [ archive ] ).

External links

  • (en) The Last Wave [ archive ] on the Internet Movie Database
  • The Last Wave [ archive ] on Allociné

Notes and references

  1. ↑ (en) Business [ archive ] on the Internet Movie Database
  2. ↑ (en) Release dates [ archive ] on the Internet Movie Database
  3. ↑ The Last Wave DVD  [ Archive ] – Screenrush .com
  4. ↑ (en) Filming locations [ archive ] on the Internet Movie Database
  5. ↑ (in) Distinctions [ archive ] on the Internet Movie Database

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