In a Savage Land

In a Savage Land

Director: Bill Bennett Cast: Martin Donovan, Rufus Sewell, Max Cullen



Australian director Bill Bennett sets this exploration of sexual politics and cultural differences against the stunning vistas of the Trobriand Islands. In it, two anthropologists travel to a remote island in the South Pacific to study its culture in the 1930s. Evelyn (Maya Stange) is an adventurous free thinker, while her husband Phillip (Martin Donovan) is a rigid scholar bound to convention and propriety. Tension develops between the couple when Phillip fails to acknowledge what Evelyn sees as obvious: that women run this lusty culture. Tensions are upped another notch when Evelyn falls for Mick (Rufus Sewell), a macho American pearl merchant. As Evelyn's life begins to crash in around her, the Japanese army invades her island paradise and tragedy strikes her priggish husband. In a Savage Land was screened at the 1999 Vancouver Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/2007
UPC: 0824255050586
Original Release: 1999
Rating: NR
Source: Tva Films

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Martin Donovan Philip Spence
Rufus Sewell Mick Carpenter
Max Cullen Actor
John Howard Actor
Andrew S. Gilbert Actor
Susan Lyons Actor
Marshall Napier Actor

Technical Credits
Bill Bennett Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Jennifer Bennett Producer,Screenwriter
Mikael Borglund Executive Producer
David Bridie Score Composer
Henry Dangar Editor
Gary Hamilton Executive Producer
Edie Kurzer Costumes/Costume Designer
Nick McCallum Production Designer
Nicholas McCallum Production Designer
Brenda Pam Co-producer
Todd Thaler Casting
Chris Webb Asst. Director

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