Focusing on two fleet-footed young Australians, Peter Weir's extraordinarily moving antiwar film examines the disastrous WWI invasion of Gallipoli by the Australian-New Zealand Army Corps.
Archy (Mark Lee) and Frank (Mel Gibson) come from different backgrounds, but they share a love of king, country and life--never more apparent than when the two sprinters race each other. Together, they join the army and become part of the ill-fated campaign to wrest control of the Dardanelles from
the Ottoman Turks. Meeting heavy resistance from the well-entrenched Turks and their German allies, the ANZAC offensive bogs down on the beachhead. Poor generalship and worse communi...