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The Last Wave

1977-01-01 | Thriller / Mystery
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Australian lawyer David Burton agrees with reluctance to defend a group of Aboriginal people charged with murdering one of their own. He suspects the victim was targeted for violating a tribal taboo, but the defendants deny any tribal association. Burton, plagued by apocalyptic visions of water, slowly realizes danger may come from his own involvement with the Aboriginal people and their prophecies.
Director: Peter Weir
Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Olivia Hamnett

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4 wins11 nominations
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  • Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival

    Best Actor

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  • Australian Film Institute

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The genre of The Last Wave is Thriller,Mystery,Drama.
Australian lawyer David Burton agrees with reluctance to defend a group of Aboriginal people charged with murdering one of their own. He suspects the victim was targeted for violating a tribal taboo, but the defendants deny any tribal association. Burton, plagued by apocalyptic visions of water, slowly realizes danger may come from his own involvement with the Aboriginal people and their prophecies..
The release date of The Last Wave is January 01, 1977.
The revenue of The Last Wave was 1,258,000 USD.
The Last Wave won 1982 Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival, 1978 Australian Film Institute, 1978 Avoriaz Fantastic Film Festival.
On February 17, 2021, the IMDB rating of The Last Wave is 7.0/10, Rotten Tomato rating is 81/100, Metacritic rating is 85/100, TMDB rating is 6.0/10.
The director of The Last Wave is Peter Weir.
The casts of The Last Wave are Richard Chamberlain starring as David Burton, Olivia Hamnett starring as Annie Burton, David Gulpilil starring as Chris Lee, Frederick Parslow starring as Rev. Burton, Vivean Gray starring as Dr. Whitburn, Nandjiwarra Amagula starring as Charlie.
The full version of The Last Wave is provided by Amazon Video , Criterion Channel
On February 17, 2021, there were 4726 public reaction to The Last Wave including more rewarding, psychological mystery, suspenseful atmosphere, aura of mystery, left unsolved.
The certification of The Last Wave is PG.
The production budget of The Last Wave was 810,000 USD.