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Sunday Too Far Away

Sheep shearers are journeymen who go about to the sheep farms, and, through a contractor, skim off the wool in backbreaking, dreary work. This, of course, leads to a sort of rivalry to remove some of the strain.

Sheep shearers are journeymen who go about to the sheep farms, and, through a contractor, skim off the wool in backbreaking, dreary work. This, of course, leads to a sort of rivalry to remove some of the strain.

Foley (Jack Thompson) is a solid chap who would like to quit after his present job. But apparently that is not to be. The cutting of prices for shearers leads to a strike after the odyssey of their last contract. They finally win it.

Pic [set in 1955] may have resemblances to oaters in its place and hardbitten characters, the brawls and the landscapes. But this has a directorial ease that gets over a rather flat intro to create an extraordinary insight into men at work.

Sunday Too Far Away

Australia

  • Production: SAFC. Director Ken Hannam; Producer Gil Brealey, Matt Carroll; Screenplay John Dingwall; Camera Geoff Burton; Editor Rod Adamson; Music Patrick Flynn
  • Crew: (Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1975. Running time: 90 MIN.
  • With: Jack Thompson Max Cullen Reg Lye John Ewart Robert Bruning Peter Cummins
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