At the turn of the twentieth century, three Australian officers are court-martialed for alleged war crimes. With no time to prepare, an Australian major, appointed as defense attorney, must prove that they were just following orders and are being turned into political pawns. (MUBI)

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English The true story of a British officer who didn't take too kindly to the Boers during the Boer War, and murdered them wholesale. Although he was only following orders, he was sentenced to death as a scapegoat so that the British Empire would not lose face before the world. This film is a landmark in the history of Australian cinema as it was the first to have a major international impact. It became a kind of flagship for Australian and New Zealand filmmakers, and showed them that even in a small scale you can make a big film. Bereford would be followed by Peter Weir, Geoff Murphy and Peter Jackson. Who would have guessed 20 years ago that one day one of them would make Lord of the Rings :) ()

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