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©2002 Blood Oath Prods., FFCA & Roadshow Entertainment

Blood Oath

 

"Six hundred men entered Ambon Island POW camp. Three years later, one hundred and twenty-three were barely left alive"          

          ~Australian War Crimes Trial, Ambon, Indonesian Archipelago, 1946

 

"We should not repeat the same mistake and hope that the relationship between our two countries will become closer. I wish to apologize for the mistake Japan has caused in the past."

       ~Peter Ninomiya, Chairman of the Ambon Japanese Veterans. Taken from  a  speech    

            given at the Tokyo opening of Blood Oath, April 5, 1991.

 

 

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Region 4

Australia/NZ

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While rummaging through his father's garage, Screenwriter Brian A. Williams uncovered a forgotten piece of Australian history - inside an old shoebox he found transcripts of the largest war crime trial ever conducted, larger even than the famous Nuremburg trials; along with photos of humans skulls and graves.

These transcripts unlocked the startling true story behind the wartime atrocities and controversial trials held in 1946 on the island of Ambon... the planned launching pad for the Japanese invasion of Australia.

The stories of the sadistic beatings, torture and mass murder sent shockwaves through the ensuing trials, culminating in an explosive showdown between Australian justice, American Politics and the Japanese code of honour.

Academy Award® winner Russell Crowe ("Gladiator") in his debut feature    film, Bryan Brown ("Two Hands"), George Takei ("Star Trek"), Deborah Unger ("Hurricane") and John Polson ("Mission Impossible 2") head a brilliant cast in the movie that dramatically reveals for the first time the shattering secrets trapped within a BLOOD OATH.

 

 

 

 

VILLAGE ROADSHOW PICTURES PRESENTS A CHARLES WATERSTREET AND SIEGE PRODUCTION

A FILM BY STEPHEN WALLACE 

BRYAN BROWN "BLOOD OATH"  GEORGE TAKEI  TERRY O'QUINN  JOHN POLSON  NICHOLAS EADIE  TOSHI SHOYA 

DEBORAH UNGER  RAY BARRETT  RUSSELL CROWE  WITH A SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY JASON DONOVAN

SCREENPLAY BY DENIS WHITBURN & BRIAN A. WILLIAMS  DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY RUSSELL BOYD, A.S.C 

PRODUCTION DESIGNER BERNARD HIDES  MUSIC COMPOSED AND PERFORMED BY DAVID McHUGH

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS GRAHAM BURKE GREG COOTE AND JOHN TARNOFF  CO-PRODUCER ANNE BLEAKLEY 

PRODUCERS CHARLES WATERSTREET DENIS WHITBURN & BRIAN A. WILLIAMS  DIRECTED BY STEPHEN WALLACE

SCRIPT DEVELOPED WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE AUSTRALIAN FILM COMMISSION 

MADE WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF THE AUSTRALIAN FILM FINANCE CORPORATION PTY.L.T.D.

©BLOOD OATH PTY LIMITED AND THE AUSTRALIAN FILM FINANCE CORPORATION PTY.L.T.D.  ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

 

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