Rare Original Country Of Origin One Sheet Movie Poster Gallipoli
Gallipoli is a 1981 Australian war drama film directed by Peter Weir and produced by Patricia Lovell and Robert Stigwood, starring Mel Gibson and Mark Lee, about several rural Western Australian young men who enlist in the Australian Army during the First World War. They are sent to the peninsula of Gallipoli where they take part in the Gallipoli Campaign. During the course of the movie, the young men slowly lose their innocence about the purpose of war. The climax of the movie occurs on the Anzac battlefield at Gallipoli and depicts the futile attack at the Battle of the Nek on 7 August 1915.Gallipoli provides a faithful portrayal of life in Australia in the 1910s and captures the ideals and character of the Australians who joined up to fight, as well as the conditions they endured on the battlefield. Gallipoli proved to be a success domestically, grossing AUD 11,740,000 at the box office in Australia. It won eight AFI Awards, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography. It was critically praised by many and was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film.