Post by manfromplanetx on Mar 7, 2023 21:29:03 GMT
Exile (1994) In the late 19th century a young man is banished to an island for stealing a few sheep... An outstanding Australian drama film from Paul Cox. Shot entirely on location within the rugged natural beauty of the Freycinet National Park, Tasmania.
"In the name of the law and your fellow men, I declare you, Peter Costello, to be outlaw, and decree that if ever you should return to the mainland, any man meeting you shall have power, and hold it his duty, to work your death, seeing that your life is forfeit. Here on this island you shall stay ...."
Director Paul Cox had this to say.... "It's a very religious film. Because of that, it is not very commercial, is not very successful. I think it's a very good film... Exile is about the sea. It's also about society, how it always destroys the individual: that we're not the end product of that society, we're just there to be manipulated and used. It's about a man kicked out of society who really becomes himself. He shines, burns through all the rubbish of the mind and the body. He has to somehow survive physically as well, and he does it quite brilliantly. People even get jealous of him. They ban him and exile him".