The Far Country

The Far Country


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The Far Country

Two people trying to leave ugly memories behind them find life and love anew in Australia in this made-for-television adaptation of the novel by Nevil Shute. Carl Zlinter (Michael York) was a doctor who was drafted into the German Army during World War II and forced to serve the Axis war effort. After the fall of the Third Reich, Carl becomes a displaced person and in time emigrated to Australia, where he tries to build a new life for himself and forget his horrific past. Jennifer Morton (Sigrid Thornton), meanwhile, is a woman from Great Britain who has her own grim memories of the toll the war took upon her nation, and has decided to visit Australia in search of sunshine and fresh scenery. Carl and Jennifer meet, and they soon fall in love, but it becomes obvious that they must reconcile their very different pasts if they are to make a future together. Originally produced for Australian television, The Far Country first aired as a two-part miniseries.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/01/2001
UPC: 0066805927003
Original Release: 1986
Rating: NR
Source: Bfs Entertainment
Region Code: 1
Sound: [Dolby Digital]
Time: 3:20:00

Special Features

Interactive menus; Scene selection

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michael York Carl Zlinter
Sigrid Thornton Jennifer Morton
Brenda Addie Sister
Don Barker Tom Armitage
Judith Burke Manageress
Alan Dale Dave Marshall
Olga Dickie Ethel Morton
Gerry Duggan Pat Halloran
David Barry Gray SS Officer
John Heywood Bert Hansen
Brian James Coronor
Sue Jones Betty Marshall
Bogdan Koca Radeck
Robert Morgan Clerk of Courts
Roger Oakley Immigration Official
John Proper Doctor #3
Ilona Rodgers Jane Armitage
Peter Schwartz David
Fred Steele US Major
Charles "Bud" Tingwell Dr. Morton
Noel Travarthen Dr. Edwards

Technical Credits
George Miller Director
John Barningham Producer
Ian Crawford Executive Producer
Hector Crawford Executive Producer
Ron Hagen Cinematographer
Garry McDonald Score Composer
Terry Stapleton Executive Producer
Laurie Stone Score Composer
Peter Yeldham Screenwriter

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Index
1. The Battle Zone [5:31]
2. Saying Goodbye [7:45]
3. At The Pub [10:07]
4. An Emergency [9:30]
5. Meeting Again [6:06]
6. A Picnic [8:39]
7. A Serious Accident [14:01]
8. An Illegal Operation [9:48]
9. The Drunken Patient [9:33]
10. An Investigation [3:40]
11. The Truth Is Known [3:26]
12. Credits [4:52]
Side #2-- Disc Two
0. Scene Index
1. The Rights Of A Victim [5:31]
2. Going To Court [7:45]
3. Baring His Soul [10:07]
4. Finding One's Roots [9:30]
5. Getting The Runaround [6:06]
6. Charlie's Grave [8:39]
7. A Race Against Time [14:01]
8. Applying For School [9:48]
9. A State Of Emergency [9:33]
10. The Doctor Arrives [3:40]
11. Carl Gets Sponsored [3:26]
12. Credits [4:52]

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