The Last Wave


(out of 5)

Highly atmospheric drama by Peter Weir, about a Sydney lawyer (Richard Chamberlain) who is assigned the case of defending five aboriginal citizens accused of murdering a sixth. Although the general consensus is that there are no tribal aboriginals in the big city, Chamberlain is convinced that some kind of ritual misdeed has occurred and is connected with the victim’s death. His investigation into this possibility occurs in tandem with some very frightening dreams he has of apocalyptic floods destroying the earth, and his foray into the unknown completely changes his life and threatens his sanity. Weir’s direction and the cinematography are superb, the story, even at its most obscure, is always mesmerizing.

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Australia, 1977

Directed by Peter Weir

Screenplay by Peter Weir, ,

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

The Criterion Collection

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