Cast: Jack Finsterer, Travis McMahon, Simon Stone, Luke Ford, Tom Budge, Steve Le Marquand, Ewen Leslie, Angus Sampson, Shane Bourne, William McInnes
Duration: 92 mins
Country of Origin: Australia
Moderate coarse language, Moderate battle violence
“A remarkable feature for so many reasons, not the least of which is the haunting tension that fills every shot of every scene.”
Colin Fraser, FILMINK
“One of the great strengths of Kokoda is the unflinching honesty with which it recreates the nature of the fighting. The film brims with detail that is physically, emotionally and psychologically authentic.”
Jim Schembri, THE AGE
“The film deserves absolutely top marks for really re-creating this nightmare — the rain, the mud, the dysentery, the horrors and it is almost like a horror film at times, as the Japanese get so close to them.”
David Stratton, ABC AT THE MOVIES
The only Australians available to face the onslaught are a small force of ill-equipped and untrained militia. After sustained bombing, the men are cut off from their supply lines and all communications. Isolated in the jungle behind enemy lines, suffering from the effects of dysentery and malaria and on the point of collapse, they must make their way back through some of the most perilous terrain on earth… the Kokoda track.
Allegiances form, strengths and weaknesses emerge and leadership battles threaten to destroy the group.
Based on a true story, Inspired by the Australian fighting spirit.