Breaker Morant (film)

Breaker Morant is a 1980 Australian war and trial film directed by Bruce Beresford, who also cowrote based on Kenneth G. Ross 1978 play play of the same name.

Pretoria, South Africa, 1902. Major Charles Bolton Rod Mullinar is summoned to a meeting with Lord Kitchener Alan Cassell. He is told that three officers of the Bushveldt CarbineersLieutenants Harry Morant Edward Woodward, Peter Handcock Bryan Brown, and George Witton Lewis FitzGerald have been arrested and charged with murdering captured Boers and a German missionary. Explaining ominously that the Kaiser has protested diplomatically about the latter killing, Kitchener asks Major Bolton to appear for the prosecution. To the Majors visible dismay, he is told that witnesses which would help the defense have been sent to India and that the defense counsel is expected to give him no trouble.Meanwhile, Major J. F. Thomas Jack Thomas meets Lieuts. Morant, Handcock, and Witton the day before he is to represent them in court. He tells them that he knows only the basic facts, which dont look good. A small town solicitor from New South Wales, Major Thomas has never handled anything except legal documents like wills. Lieut. Handcock quips, Might come in handy. ........

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