A profound study of the friendship of two young Australian men caught up in the murderous First World War. Set on the Turkish front in 1915, this film effectively combines history and drama.
Robert Grubb - Actor/"Remember Me"
Bill Kerr - Australian Actor
Mel Gibson - Australian-Raised Actor-Director
Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson - Australian-Raised Actor-Director
Brian May - Australian Composer, mid '70s-early '90s, action and horror
Mark Lee - Australian Actor
Peter Weir - Director/screenwriter
- Format: DVD
- Run Time: 111
- Color Format: Color
- UPC: 032429283160
- Genre: Action/Adventure
- Rating: PG (MPAA)
- Release Date: September 2017
"Gallipoli" relates the events surrounding the ill-fated World War I battle, in which Australian and New Zealand troops set out to capture Istanbul. But mistakes made by upper-echelon military commanders led to disaster -- in which the army grunts suffered the most. The film, however, focuses not only on epic clashes, but on the friendships that developed between the soldiers on the field.
A Robert Stigwood-Rupert Murdoch Production for Associated R&R Films Pty. Ltd. Copyright 1981 Australian Film Distribution Company.
"...Gibson shows wit, ingenuity and range....Airborne adventure." - 08/28/1981 New York Times, p.C6
"[E]levated by eye-popping 'scope photography from Russell Boyd..." - 11/01/2004 Uncut, p.158
"The heartbreaking final scenes of Aussie youths matching their bayonets against machine guns elevate the film to an antiwar masterpiece." -- Grade: A - 12/16/2005 Entertainment Weekly, p.68