Van Diemen’s Land is the true story of Australia’s most notorious convict, Alexander Pearce, and his infamous journey into the beautiful yet brutal Tasmanian wilderness. A point of no return for convicts banished from their homeland, Van Diemen’s Land was a feared and dreaded penal settlement at the end of the earth. In 1822, eight convicts escaped in a fateful bid for freedom. This band of Irish, English and Scottish thieves were immediately hurled into chaos as their plan failed and they were thrust into the heart of a harsh and foreboding landscape. With little food or equipment they battled a merciless enemy – the unforgiving, barren land – a land where God wields an axe.
Directed by: Jonathan auf der Heide
Starring: Oscar Redding, Arthur Angel, Mark Leonard Winter, Paul Ashcroft, Torquil Neilson, Thomas Wright, Greg Stone
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