Chunuk Bair - 1991
Avalon/NFU studios & Daybreak Pictures - 110 min.
DVD UPC # 9421016370122
Cast: Robert Powell, Kevin J. Wilson, Jed Brophy, John Leigh, Murran Keane,
Richard Hanna, Stephen Ure, Peter Kaa, Darryl Beattie, Tim Bray.
Screenplay: Grant Hindin-Miller from a play by Maurice Shadbolt; Production
Design: Kevin Leonard Jones; Director of Photography: Warrick Attewell;
Editor: Paul Sutorious; Music: Stephen Bell-Booth; Producer:
L Grant Bradley; Director: Dale G. Bradley.
August 1915 - A Wellington regiment, tired and sick from prolonged duty, is ordered to
take Chunuk Bair, a hill in Gallipoli, Turkey. They take the hill after a lot of bloody fighting
and despite promised British support failing to arrive. When they get up there there seems
to be little else to do but come back down. The New Zealanders sustained huge loses in
this pointless operation, including their commanding officer, when a British navy ship fires
on the summit.
Censor Rating: PG - Review rating: C+
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