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In a Savage Land

Directed by Bill Bennett
Australia, 1999
Adventure, Drama


Two anthropologists married to each other go to an island off of Papua New Guinea for field research in pre-World War II. Eventually the war breaks out and many lives are disrupted and complicated.

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In a Savage Land Directed by Bill Bennett

Awards & Festivals

Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards

2000 | 2 wins including: Best Cinematography

2000 | Nominee: Best Screenplay - Original

Hawaii International Film Festival

1999 | Winner: Best Narrative Feature (Audience Award)

AACTA International Awards

1999 | 2 wins including: Best Original Music Score

1999 | 5 nominations including: Best Achievement in Direction

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