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Release Date: April 21, 2007

Year    :   2007
Slogan    :   «He stood up in wartime and paid the price»
Genres    :   Drama, TV Movie
Production Companies    :   Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Director    :   Jessica Hobbs
Producers    :   Richard Keddie, Andrew Wiseman, Scott Meek, Miranda Dear
Writers    :   Alison Nisselle
RunTime    :   93 mins.
Budget    :   1580000

1941. A country in crisis. A new man in power. Leadership demands and personal demons are set to collide. The story of John Curtin as he faces his first six months as Prime Minister, confronting in quick succession, the tragedy of Pearl Harbour, the fall of Singapore, the bombing of Darwin and a furious battle with Churchill over the deployment of Australian troops. This is a raw and intimate story of a driven and inspirational leader - a man who struggles to battle his own personal demons while serving and protecting a country at war.

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