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Plot: Wake in Fright is the story of John Grant, a bonded teacher who arrives in the rough outback mining town of Bundanyabba planning to stay overnight before catching the plane to Sydney, but as one night stretches into several he plunges headlong into his own destruction.
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It’s been said: “The best film ever made about Australia was directed by a Canadian.” Possibly true. “Outback/Wake in Fright” is one of those films which gets a little too close for comfort. Unlike most Australians, those of us who grew up in the country will recognise a lot in this film, not always with displeasure.
What a strange, malleable career Ted Kotcheff has had. Of late he has retired to the relative comfort of making TV movies and even contributed to “Law and Order SVU”. Yet like Nicolas Roeg (“Walkabout”), Kotcheff’s brief spot of work in Australia was a wake-up call to a blinkered urban population (or those that went to the movies at any rate) to the complexity of the outback, in all its bloody glory, dispensing with the romantic pills we were used to swallowing. Kenneth Cook’s novel should be held in equal regard, but his writing doesn’t get much press these days, which is a shame.
Television prints of this film – rarely shown these days – heavily censor the kangaroo kills, which says a lot about the hypocrisy of the city. Uncut version is essential viewing.
“You See, We’re So Isolated, There’s No Place To Go!”…
School is out for the Christmas holiday, and teacher, John Grant (Gary Bond) has six weeks before the next term. So, he leaves his rented room in Tiboonda, Australia, hops a train, and heads for Sydney. Along the way, Grant stops off in the town of Bundayabba for a night. Here, he discovers what just might be the answer to his secret prayers.
Since he’s not really fond of teaching anyway, Grant believes he’s found an easy way to pay off his government debt, thereby escaping his job. It all comes down to the toss of two coins, which appears to be the biggest excitement in town. That, and consuming incredible amounts of alcohol.
Unfortunately, Grant finds himself skint, and constantly delayed and drawn in by the “hospitality” of the inebriated, crackpot locals. Not surprisingly, this includes his consuming oceans of beer. The longer he stays in the Yabba, the deeper he falls into stupor and depravity.
WAKE IN FRIGHT is an increasingly frenzied spin into drunken madness. Disturbing, nightmarish, and fascinating, this movie takes the viewer on Grant’s dark journey to near oblivion. The opening and closing shots establish the desolation between them, showing the utterly barren landscape that seems to stretch on forever. By the end, Grant has gone through torment and desperation, and makes one wonder what will become of him.
Co-stars the vastly underrated Donald Pleasence as the unassumingly low-key, Doc Tydon, and Sylvia Kay as the palpably bitter, Janette Hynes. Chips Rafferty also puts in a great performance as the gleefully corrupt cop, Jock Crawford.
ANIMAL LOVERS BEWARE: The infamous kangaroo hunt is truly terrible, as well as lengthy. Although it is explained in the disclaimer, it’s still difficult to watch…
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 49 min (109 min), 1 hr 37 min (97 min) (censored) (USA)
Genre Drama, Thriller
Director Ted Kotcheff
Writer Evan Jones (screenplay by), Kenneth Cook (based on the novel “Wake in Fright” by)
Actors Donald Pleasence, Gary Bond, Chips Rafferty, Sylvia Kay
Country UK, Australia, USA
Awards 1 nomination.
Production Company NLT Productions, Group W Films
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory Colorfilm Pty. Ltd., Sydney, Australia (as Colorfilm Pty. Limited), Technicolor (colour by) (as Technicolor®)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm