Saturday, October 31, 2015

Sands of the Kalahari

England   Susannah York

Unusual, compelling film from 1966. A plane carrying six passengers crashes in the desert. The bulk of the film deals with the tensions which gradually build up as water and food become scarce. One of the party is a avid (rabid?) hunter who kills everything he sees.

Ms York is the only female which creates tensions of its own. She latches on to the hunter...a decision which becomes problematic as their ordeal goes on.

I found myself exasperated with this story at times but it was genuinely compelling with clearly defined characters and a good level of suspense. Strong, if moralistic ending.


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