The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith 1978
A powerful unsettling film about racism in Australia in 1900. The film was based on a novel by Thomas Keneally (who also wrote Schindler's List), which was in turn based on a true story that took place sometime around the turn of the century.

Australia, towards the end of the nineteenth century. Jimmie is a half-breed, born of an Aborigine mother and a white father who took his sexual convenience in the nearby Aborigine settlement. Jimmie discovers that while the Aboriginal community embraces him, the community of white farmers with which he attempts to integrate cannot. They routinely underpay him, demean him and refuse to accept him as one of their own.
But eventually intolerance becomes too much for Jimmie and he explodes into violence...

DVD9 + DVD5 | PAL 16:9 | 01:56:54 | 7.58 Gb + 4.32 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: none
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History

Director: Fred Schepisi
Cast: Freddy Reynolds, Angela Punch McGregor, Tommy Lewis, Jack Thompson
Country: Australia


*The Film
• Audio commentary with director Fred Schepisi
• Bonus Trailers:
-- "The Devil's Playground" (2:37)
-- "The Fringe Dwellers" (2:11)
-- "We of the Never Never" (3:47)
-- "Travelling North" (2:55)
• Theatrical Trailer (2:20)

• "Celluloid Gypsies: Making Jimmie Blacksmith" documentary (36:21)
• "The Chant of Tom Lewis" interview with Tommy Lewis (25:33)
• "Making Us Blacksmiths" featurette (10:23)
• Q & A session with director Fred Schepisi and actor Geoffrey Rush at the Melbourne International Film Festival 2008 (34:05)
• Stills Gallery (0:58)

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