Main content | Search | Section navigation menu | Site-wide navigation menu

Main menu

 
 
 

Aro Favourite Wake In Fright

 

aka: Outback
Australia 1971, 114 minutes
Dir. Ted Kotcheff
Rating: [M]
Genres: Cult, Suspense/Crime

 

Aroview: After many years in obscurity, this drama has been dusted off and deservingly reappraised as an Australian classic - a waking nightmare of "beer and sunshine" that combines the twin threats of Australia's formidable desert heat and its 'mob rules' drinking mentality.

The little-known Gary Bond is superb as the middle-class schoolteacher adrift in a remote desert township, who must ingratiate himself with the eccentric, hard-case locals whose amoral, unpredictable ways are blurred in alcoholic ritual. While it fits well into the 'Australian Gothic' mould, it avoids the cheap tricks of a 'genre' film, but is provocative and layered enough to linger long in post-viewing discussion and beyond.

NZ International Film Festival 2009

Member Reviews

Average rating 4 stars. (Very Good) (Very Good). Showing 1-1 of 1 member reviews.

Have your say  Reviewing Films

DVD Features

  • audio commentary
  • cast and/or crew interviews
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • aspect ratio: 16:9
 

Close Relatives

Wake In Fright cover
Rental
DVD (R4) $6 Rent
Purchase
Blu-Ray $19.95 Buy
DVD (R4) $19.95 Buy

Prices in $NZD (incl. GST)

Your basket is empty