• PG
  • 1981
  • 112 min
  • Australia
  • adventure, drama, history

Two Australian sprinters face the brutal realities of war when they are sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey during World War I.

Director: Peter Weir

Screenwriter: David Williamson

Stars: Mel Gibson, Mark Lee, Bill Kerr

Peter Weir's devastating anti-war film features a low-key but emotionally wrenching performance from Mel Gibson as a young soldier fighting in one of World War I's most deadly and horrifying battles.


  • Peter Weir
    Peter Weir

    Peter Lindsay Weir, AM (born 21 August 1944) is an Australian film director. After playing a leading role in the Australian New Wave cinema with his films such as Picnic at Hanging Rock, The Last Wave and Gallipoli, Weir directed a diverse group of American and international films - many of them major box office hits - including the Academy Award nominees Witness, Dead Poets Society, Green...

Main Cast


Producer: Patricia Lovell, Robert Stigwood

Editor: William M. Anderson

Casting: Alison Barrett

Director Of Photography: Russell Boyd

Original Music Composer: Brian May, Tommaso Albinoni, Jean Michel Jarre

Executive Producer: Francis O'Brien

Associate Producer: Ben Gannon, Martin Cooper


Tagline: From a place you've never heard of, comes a story you'll never forget.

Genres: adventure, drama, history, war

Certificate: PG

Categories: infantry, running, world war one, british empire, trench warfare


Year: 1981

Runtime: 112 min

Country: Australia

Language: English

Color: Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1

Sound Mix: Mono

Also Known As

  • Gli anni spezzati (IT)