Van Diemen's Land (2009)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Prison Film  |   Run Time - 104 min.  |   Countries - Australia   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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The true story of Alexander Pearce (Oscar Redding), the notorious Australian convict who, along with seven other prisoners, made a daring escape from the Macquarie Harbour penal colony in 1822, and embarked on a treacherous journey across Tasmania in a desperate bid for freedom. The further the group ventures into unknown territory with veteran navigator Robert Greenhill as their guide, the faster their resources dwindle until they begin turning on one another in order to survive.

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Australia, convict, escape, penal-colony, prison