• Director: Bruce Beresford
  • Release Year: 1980
  • Production Country: Australia
  • Language: English, Dutch

'Breaker' Morant (Breaker Morant)

Description

Three Australian enlisted men find themselves on trial for war crimes after they execute several Boer prisoners and the German missionary who was the only witness. The men insist they were acting under orders, while their officers want to convince the military establishment that the three men were loose cannons operating outside both the law and human decency.

Themes

British Empire (1497 – 1997), Australian Army, Bushveldt Carbineers (BVC), Second Boer War (11 October 1899 – 31 May 1902), Military sociology, Tyranny, War crimes, Public memory, Legends and mythologies, Crime, Colonialism, MIssionaries, ANZAC legend, Australia—Commonwealth of (1901 — present)