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Director  John Duigan
Music director  Sharon Calcraft
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Country  Australia
6.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Screenplay  John Duigan
Writer  John Duigan
Language  English
Far East (film) movie poster
Release date  30 July 1982
Cast  Bryan Brown (Morgan Keefe), Helen Morse (Jo Reeves), Raina McKeon (Rosita Constanza), Henry Duvall (Rodolfo De Cruz), Sinan Leong (Nene), Bill Hunter (Walker)
Similar movies  Related John Duigan movies

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Far East is a 1982 Australian drama film directed by John Duigan and starring Bryan Brown, Helen Morse and John Bell. Far East has many similarities to the 1942 classic Casablanca.

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Plot

Journalist Peter Reeves (John Bell) takes his wife Jo (Helen Morse) to the Far East. There they meet Morgan Keefe (Bryan Brown), an ex-pat Aussie who owns a sleazy bar/nightspot called "The Koala Klub". After renewing their romance, Jo seeks Morgan's help when her husband is persecuted by the military regime for his investigations.

Cast

  • Bryan Brown as Morgan Keefe
  • Helen Morse as Jo Reeves
  • John Bell as Peter Reeves
  • Raina McKeon as Rosita Constanza
  • Henry Duvall as Rodolfo De Cruz
  • Sinan Leong as Nene
  • Bill Hunter as Walker
  • John Clayton as Tony Alsop
  • Duc Sanh Lieu as Kip
  • Anna Rowena as Julia
  • Production

    The original script was about an international business conference in the Philippines where members of the Philippines New Army surrounded them. But then the story drifted to more of a Casablanca (1943) type tale. Macao was used for eight days of location shooting.

    Awards

    John Bell was nominated at the 1982 AFI Awards in the Best Actor in a Supporting Role category.

    Box office

    Far East grossed $1,972,000 at the box office in Australia, which is equivalent to $5,738,520 in 2009 dollars.

    Home Media

    Far East was released on DVD with a new print by Umbrella Entertainment in April 2012. The DVD is compatible with all region codes and includes special features such as the theatrical trailer and audio commentary with director John Duigan.

    References

    Far East (film) Wikipedia
    Far East (film) IMDb Far East (film) themoviedb.org


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