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Set in the 1930s and 40s, IN A SAVAGE LAND is an epic love story that explores the relationship between two newly married anthropologists who travel to the Trobriand Islands in Papua New Guinea to study the sexual mores of a village. Their relationship begins to break down when she starts to question the validity of his work. She travels to another island to do her own research with a village of headhunters - but needs the help of a pearl trader to get her there. They begin to fall in love as war breaks out in the Pacific.

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Bill Bennett
Jennifer Bennett  Bill Bennett
Jennifer Bennett  Bill Bennett
Executive Producers
Mikael Borglund  Gary Hamilton  Hans Hüttman
Dir. of Photography
Danny Ruhlmann ACS
David Bridie
Henry Dangar
Production Designer
Nicholas McCallum


Rufus Sewell - Martin Donovan - Maya Stange

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Production Company
Savage Land Productions Pty Limited


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