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1972, 55 Minutes

A drama set in the isolated, mining town of Newman in northwest Australia, where men outnumber women fifty to one and the human flashpoint is set low. A new miner, David, is attracted to the young wife of his older boss, Foxy, whose jealousy is renowned amongst the locals.

This beautifully shot film builds up to a tense climax during the detonation of a large scale explosion at the mine.

A study in loneliness, mateship and man's search for meaning, in the dramatic setting of Western Australia's mining boom of the 1970s.

Produced by Film Australia. © 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia


Director: Brian Hannant

Principal Cast: Serge Lazareff (David), Wyn Roberts (Foxy), Jan Kingsbury (Vicky), Hu Pryce, Kerri Leslie, Harry Lawrence, Barry Donnelly

Year: 1973

Running Time: 55 Minutes

Classification: Exempt from classification

Curriculum Links: PDHPE - Of particular relevance for NSW PDHPE Stage 5, Strand 1 'Self and Relationships', HSIE/SOSE, Gender studies.


SKU 002403901
Brand Film Australia

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