The Last Wave (1977) - Trailer
Genres: Thriller, Drama, Mystery, Fantasy
Cast: Richard Chamberlain, John Frawley, Olivia Hamnett, Jennifer De Greenlaw, David Gulpilil, Richard Henderson, Frederick Parslow, Penny Leach, Vivean Gray, Merv Lillie, Nandjiwarra Amagula, John Meagher, Walter Amagula, Guido Rametta, Roy Bara, Malcolm Robertson, Cedrick Lalara, Greg Rowe, Morris Lalara, Katrina Sedgwick, Peter Carroll, Ingrid Weir, Athol Compton, Tony Llewellyn-Jones, Hedley Cullen, Michael Duffield, Wallas Eaton, Jo England
Director(s): Peter Weir
Trailer: The Last Wave (1977)
A Sydney lawyer defends five Aborigines in a ritualized taboo murder and in the process learns disturbing things about himself and premonitions.
Available on DVD through www.umbrellaent.com.au
"Dream is a shadow of something real." Chris Lee (David Gulpilil) Internationally acclaimed filmmaker Peter Weir (Oscar® nominated director of Picnic at Hanging Rock, Gallipoli and Witness) explores a startling world on the brink of apocalypse in The Last Wave, a time and place where Mother Nature and human nature are destined to collide in catastrophic disaster.
When lawyer David Burton (Richard Chamberlain, The Thorn Birds) is assigned a case to defend a group of indigenous Australian men, he is unprepared for the nightmares and dreamscapes ahead. Accused of murdering one of their own, the men stand trial amidst suspicious circumstances and, as Burton becomes plagued by unsettling visions, he is drawn to the mysterious Chris Lee (AFI Award winner David Gulpilil, Storm Boy, The Tracker) for answers to his torment. As the erratic climate turns dangerous, Burton senses a greater power at play, where tribal customs and the ancient ideas of Dreamtime may be more than just an ominous warning.
Featuring atmospheric cinematography by Oscar® winner Russell Boyd (Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World), The Last Wave is a haunting journey into the depths of the unknown, where dreams and nightmares conspire as one. via Umbrella Entertainment
Synopsis:A Sydney lawyer has more to worry about than higher-than-average rainfall when he is called upon to defend five Aboriginals in court. Determined to break their silence and discover the truth behind the hidden society he suspects lives in his city, the Lawyer is drawn further, and more intimately, into a prophesy that threatens a new Armageddon, wherein all the continent shall drown.