In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) presents its digital restoration of THE ODD ANGRY SHOT.
Directed by Tom Jeffrey the 1979 film features an all-star cast including, Graham Kennedy, Bryan Brown, John Jarratt and John Hargreaves. The Odd Angry Shot follows a single tour of duty of an Australia Special Air Service Regiment reconnaissance team in Vietnam, and their daily life in camp. Less about the politics of Australia’s involvement in the war, this film was more about the men, the conflict and their adjustment to life back home.
The restoration is the latest to come from the NFSA Restores program to digitise and restore classic and cult Australian films, so they can be seen in today’s digital cinemas.