PG | | Drama, History, War
Three Australian lieutenants are court martialed for executing prisoners as a way of deflecting attention from war crimes committed by their superior officers.
This movie has been seen as a metaphor or an allegory for the Vietnam War and even as a simile for that war's William Calley & Ernest Medina court-martial.
We shot them under Rule 303.
In the film the defendants are allowed to gather in a common room until lights out to socialize and meet with their lawyer and other visitors. In reality there were six defendants in total, including Captain Taylor, who were held in strict solitary confinement from their arrest through sentencing and were not allowed to communicate with each other at all.
Introducing Lewis Fitz-Gerald as George Witton