Directed by Bruce Beresford
Screenplay by Bruce Beresford, Jonathan Hardy and David Stevens
At the sad, debilitating end of the Boer War, three Australian soldiers are brought to court-martial. The charge: murdering some Boer "civilians" they have captured in a vengeful raid, along with a German missionary whose death has provoked a murmur of international reproach. The soldiers' commander, Lord Kitchener, wants to make an example of them so as to disarm world opinion about his unedifying conduct of a nasty war.
Breaker Morant persuasively posits a parallel between this century's first large-scale colonial conflict (the...