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Bruce Beresford (born 16 August 1940) is an Australian film director who has made more than 30 feature films over a 40-year career.

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Breaker Morant (1980) - Edward Woodward / Bruce Beresford

Breaker Morant is a 1980 prize winning Australian film about the court martial of Breaker Morant, an Australian Army officer, on trial for the murder of prisoners during the Second Boer War. It was directed by Bruce Beresford and stars British actor Edward Woodward as Harry "Breaker" Morant. The all-Australian supporting cast features Bryan Brown, Lewis Fitz-Gerald, and Jack Thompson. Beresford co-wrote the screenplay with the 1978 play Breaker Morant: A Play in Two Acts (written by Kenneth G. Ross) as source for the screen story. It preceded other Australian New Wave war films such as Gallipoli (1981), The Lighthorsemen (1987) and the 5-part TV series ANZACS (1985). Recurring themes of these films include the Australian identity, such as mateship and larrikinism, (irreverence and mockery of authority), the loss of innocence in war, and also the continued coming of age of the Australian nation and its soldiers (later called the ANZAC spirit). The film was a top performer at the 1980 Australian Film Institute awards, with ten wins, including: best film, best direction, leading actor, supporting actor, screenplay, art direction, cinematography, and editing. It was also nominated for the 1980 Academy Award for the Best Writing (Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium). Plot: Breaker Morant concerns the murder trial of three Australian Army officers of the Bushveldt Carbineers serving in South Africa during the Second Boer War (1899--1902). Lieutenants Harry "Breaker <b>...</b>
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