Dead Heart Movie Review 1996

Information and Film Reviews for Dead Heart the Movie

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Culture clash story set in the 1930s is highlighted by a terrific lead performance by Brown. He's cop Ray Lorkin, whose territory is the tiny community of Wala Wala in Australia's outback. This remote spot just happens to be a focal point for the local aboriginals, who regard the area as a spiritual place. Trouble erupts when an aboriginal prisoner (Pederson), who just happened to be having an affair with the schoolteacher's white wife (Mikkiken) is found hanged in his cell. Tradition demands revenge--from there every other situation in the community just gets worse. First-timer Parsons directs from his stage play.

Distribution

Wellspring Media, A Division of Genius Products, Inc., 2230 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90904, Phone: (310)453-1222, Fax: (310)453-0074, URL: http://www.wellspring.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 106 minutes.
Originally from Australian.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Culture Clash, Down Under, Cops, Adapted from a Play
Screenplay
Nick Parsons
Cast
Bryan Brown, Ernie Dingo, Angie Milliken, Aasron Pedersen, Lewis Fitz-Gerald, John Jarratt, Anne Tenney, Gnarnayarrahe Waitaire, Lafe Charlton
Cinematography
James Bartle
Director
Nick Parsons
Music
Stephen Rae
Producer
Bryan Brown, Helen Watts, Australian Film Finance Corp.

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