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ABC2, Fri­day, 9.30pm ★★★★ A clas­sic of Aus­tralian cinema that pre­miered at the 1971 Cannes Film Fes­ti­val. The trea­sured Chips Raf­ferty is in his last film role, Jack Thomp­son is in his first. And they’re work­ing along­side the enig­matic Don­ald Pleasence and Gary Bond. It’s a grip­ping story about John Grant (Bond), a teacher in an out­back min­ing town who be­gins to won­der what he has to live for. Ex­tra­or­di­nary to think that it was di­rected by Ted Kotch­eff, who 18 years later gave us com­edy clas­sic Week­end at Bernie’s. DD


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