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The Last Wave
Directed by Peter Weir • 1977 • Australia
Starring Richard Chamberlain, Olivia Hamnett, Gulpilil
Richard Chamberlain stars as Australian lawyer David Burton, who takes on the defense of a group of aborigines accused of killing one of their own. He suspects the victim has been killed for violating a tribal taboo, but the defendants deny any tribal association. Burton, plagued by apocalyptic visions of water, slowly realizes his own involvement with the aborigines . . . and their prophecies.