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A Cry in the Dark

A Cry in the Dark
  • 1988
  • Australia/US
  • 116 min
  • 15

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In 1980 the world was spellbound by the story of Lindy Chamberlain, the Australian woman who claimed that her baby was killed by a dingo during a camping trip to Ayers Rock. There was widespread cynicism about the truth of her claims, fanned by a media determined to vilify her and put her on trial for murder. A Cry in the Dark dramatises a shocking true story and features one of Meryl Streep’s best performances. Sporting an impeccable Australian accent, she refuses to soften the formidable Lindy, a dour woman who despised the intrusive media and the demands to make her private grief a matter of public property. Sam Neill is equally impressive as her preacher husband Michael. Part of the Glasgow Film Festival

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