While extreme weather batters Australia, a lawyer gets involved with a group of Aborigines he is defending. A dreamlike experience, opposing Indigenous spirituality and Western rationalism, powerless against the forces of nature.
As Australia suffers a barrage of extreme weather events, a young lawyer is hired to defend a group of Aborigines accused of murder. He slowly discovers a mystical connection with one of the accused, and starts to see the climatic anomalies in a new light. An obscure film by one of Australia’s most acclaimed directors, The Last Wave is a film to be experienced body and soul, like a dream. Weir tackles the climate crisis by contrasting Indigenous spiritual worldviews to Western...
| 106 minutes | 1977
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