The Last Wave

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

The Last Wave (1977, Australia) is a Drama-Fantasy-Mystery-Thriller film directed by Peter Weir.


Main Details

  • Released on December 15, 1977 (general Australian release; had been shown at film festivals in France, Iran and Australia before that)
  • Color
  • Running time: 106 minutes
  • Production Co.: McElroy & McElroy | Derek Power | The South Australian Film Corporation | The Australian Film Commission | Last Wave Productions | Ayer Productions (uncredited)
  • Distribution Co.: United Artists | World Northal
  • Directed by Peter Weir
  • Written by Peter Weir, Tony Morphett and Petru Popescu
  • Starring: Richard Chamberlain, Olivia Hamnett and David Gulpilil

Plot Summary

  • A Sydney lawyer defends five Aboriginal Persons in a ritualized taboo murder and in the process learns disturbing things about himself and premonitions.


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