Jack Thompson

  • Geoff Burton & Kevin Dowling – The Sum of Us (1994)

    Set in Sydney, Australia. A (heterosexual) father and his gay son are trying to find Ms/Mr Right respectively. The film shows their relationships with one another and the objects of their affection as tradgedy strikes.Read More »

  • Ken Hannam – Sunday Too Far Away (1975)

    A car crash and a few beers is enough to persuade gun shearer Foley (Jack Thompson) to sign up for a week’s work with novice contractor and old mate Tim King (Max Cullen). Once they’re at the station, however, King admits to selling him a pup: it’s not a six-day job, it’s six hard weeks.

    Sharing a room with Old Garth (movingly played by Reg Lye), a pisspot drunk at death’s door, Foley has plenty of opportunity to ponder his future but his competitive nature gets the better of him when he’s drawn into a shearing competition by the taciturn Arthur Black (Peter Cummings).Read More »

  • Bruce Beresford – ‘Breaker’ Morant [+Extras] (1980)

    When they speak of heroes – of villains – of men who look for action, who choose between honor and revenge – they tell the story of Breaker Morant

    During the Boer War, three Australian lieutenants are on trial for shooting Boer prisoners. Though they acted under orders, they are being used as scapegoats by the General Staff, who hopes to distance themselves from the irregular practices of the war. The trial does not progress as smoothly as expected by the General Staff, as the defence puts up a strong fight in the courtroom.Read More »

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