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Far East

Far East (John Duigan, 1982) wr. John Duigan, dp Brian Probyn, design Ross Major, ed. Henry Dangar; Bryan Brown, Helen Morse, John Bell, Sinan Leong, Raina McKeon, Henry Duval, Bill Hunter; a couple come to a South East Asian country where they meet again with a former lover of the wife; their relationships are played out again the political background; Eastman colour, 35mm, 100 min.

No other fictional film comments so forcefully on Australia's role in Asia, and this fact mitigates the disappointingly melodramatic ending, with its almost Rambo-like heroics. David Stratton: 221.

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