The Last Wave Movie Review Summary

Actors: Richard Chamberlain, Olivia Hamnett, David Gulpilil

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THE LAST WAVE is a movie co-written and directed by Peter Weir in 1977 in
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Richard Chamberlain is living in Sydney, Australia with his wife and two little girls. As a lawyer, he has to defend a group of native Aborigenes accused to have murdered one of their companions. They are reluctant to give informations to him but soon Chris, the youngest of the accused, after
Chamberlain has revealed to him that he is having upsetting dreams, will introduce the shaman of his tribe to the lawyer. Meanwhile, strange weather conditions bring black rains, stormy days and nights all over Australia.

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Plot & Themes

Time/Era of Movie:    -   1960's-1970's Fantasy/Magic in story?    -   Yes Legal/Political Thriller?    -   Yes Political Plotlets:    -   finding a killer/saboteur/criminal/spy Disaster, Natural/Nuclear    -   Yes Kind of disaster:    -   flood Legal Thriller Plotlets:    -   finding out whether someone is really guilty

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   a lawyer creature Age:    -   20's-30's Has special powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   clairvoyant    -   can see into the future


Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Australia Desert?    -   Yes Desert:    -   funny heat-delusions Misc setting    -   prison    -   sewers/subways    -   cave

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand Unusual forms of death    -   fright

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