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Wake In Fright
Wake In Fright
Australia/USA 1970
Directed by Ted Kotcheff
Running time 114 minutes
Rated MA

Reviewed by
Bernard Hemingway
4.5 stars

No doubt the face of Australia has changed considerably since the film was made, and one hopes it is no longer so crude, but as a portrait of a time and place Wake In Fright is stunning, as a drama it remains powerful. BH

DVD Extras: Audio Commentary by Kotcheff and producer, Anthony Buckley: Interview with Kotcheff; Restoration comparison; extract from a 1971 television program Who Needs Art? that deals with Wake In Fright; Ken G. Hall interview about Chips Rafferty; ABC's 7.30 Report segment on the rediscovery and restoration of the film; extended extract from Not Quite Hollywood (2008) about the film; International thaeatrical trailer

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