In A Savage Land


1h 56m 1999

Brief Synopsis

In the 1930s, a pair of newlywed anthropologists travel to New Guinea to study the sexual habits of a group of villagers. Conflict develops between the couple when husband Phillip refuses to acknowledge the central role of women in the village's culture, while Evelyn finds herself increasingly attra

Film Details

Release Date
1999
Production Company
Hollywood Partners Medien Ag (Hp); Premium Movie Partnership; Screen Australia; South Australian Film Corporation (Safc)
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment; Universal Pictures International
Location
Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 56m

Synopsis

In the 1930s, a pair of newlywed anthropologists travel to New Guinea to study the sexual habits of a group of villagers. Conflict develops between the couple when husband Phillip refuses to acknowledge the central role of women in the village's culture, while Evelyn finds herself increasingly attracted to merchant Mick Carpenter.

Film Details

Release Date
1999
Production Company
Hollywood Partners Medien Ag (Hp); Premium Movie Partnership; Screen Australia; South Australian Film Corporation (Safc)
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment; Universal Pictures International
Location
Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 56m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for eight 1999 Australian Film Institute Awards, including best direction, best actress (Maya Stange), best cinematography, best costume design, best production design, best cinematography, best score and best sound.

Released in United States 1999

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival September 24 - October 10, 1999.

Completed shooting September 19, 1998.

Began shooting early July 1998.

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival September 24 - October 10, 1999.)