In a Savage Land Movie Review 1999

Information and Film Reviews for In a Savage Land the Movie

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Interesting premise gets a laughable execution. Prim married anthropologists Philip (Donovan) and Evelyn (Stange) Spence travel to the South Seas in the late 1930s to study native society and find their marriage quickly unraveling. Philip refuses to acknowledge the sexuality and importance of the tribe's women, so Evelyn decides to take advantage (in more than one way) of pearl merchant Mick (Sewell) to continue her studies in another village. Pretty scenery courtesy of the Trobriand Islands is the only high point.


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Available on VHS
Running time 116 minutes.
Originally from Australian.

Cast and Crew

Great Depression, Island Fare, Marriage, Sex & Sexuality
Bill Bennett, Jennifer Bennett
Martin Donovan, Rufus Sewell, Maya Stange
Danny Ruhlmann
Bill Bennett
David Bridie


Australian Film Inst. 1999: Sound, Score.

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