The last wave
The last wave -
1977 - Color - 106 mn - Original version with French subtitles - Australia - Drama, Fantasy
Direction : Peter Weir. Production : Hal McElroy, Jim McElroy. Screenplay : Peter Weir, Tony Morphett, Petru Popescu. Editing : Max Lemon. Photography : Russell Boyd, John Seale. Music by : Charles Wain. With : Richard Chamberlain, Olivia Hamnett, David Gulpilil.
As the city of Sidney is hit by unprecedented weather phenomenons, lawyer David Burton is struck by mysterious visions. He has to defend five Aboriginals charged of having murdered one of them during a fight.
Starting as a thriller, Peter Weir’s third film (Picnic at Hanging Rock) turns into a mystical tale to gradually become a universal allegory. Very bold in its simplicity, the film captivates its audience until an apocalyptic ending, which can be interpreted in many ways. Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter) and Lucile Hadzihalilovic (Evolution) still haven’t recovered from the film.