Changi (2001): S01E06 – Pacifying the Angels

Introduction Changi is a six-part Australian television miniseries broadcast by ABC TV in 2001. Outline Tom, a widower living in an aged care hostel, has mixed feelings about the impending reunion, dreading the traumatic memories that it will bring back. On the day of the reunion, the six friends meet at an RSL. Even Gordon… Read More

Changi (2001): S01E05 – Eddie’s Birthday

Introduction Changi is a six-part Australian television miniseries broadcast by ABC TV in 2001. Outline Eddie’s 78th birthday is approaching and he is shaving. He rubs his jaw as he remembers the ache of an old illness. His grandson Todd arrives at Eddie’s small, cluttered flat, bringing his girlfriend Lisa with him. More forthright than… Read More

Changi (2001): S01E04 – Curley

Introduction Changi is a six-part Australian television miniseries broadcast by ABC TV in 2001. Outline Curley is out practising for his approaching driving test. Dazzled by sunlight, he loses concentration, sparking an outburst of road-rage from an impatient driver behind him. Shaken, he rests at home but the incident brings back memories of Changi. The… Read More

Changi (2001): S01E03 – Private Bill

Introduction Changi is a six-part Australian television miniseries broadcast by ABC TV in 2001. Outline Bill, a much respected and loved University mathematics professor, is about to retire. He is visited by one of his students, Joanne, who bears a striking resemblance to a woman from Bill’s past. Joanne shows him a photo of her… Read More

Changi (2001): S01E02 – Gordon’s Will

Introduction Changi is a six-part Australian television miniseries broadcast by ABC TV in 2001. Outline Gordon senior is visited at home by his son Ken, with whom he has a difficult relationship. An argument about inheritance brings on a severe stroke, hospitalising Gordon and leaving him paralysed down one side. His granddaughter Nerida, to whom… Read More

Changi (2001): S01E01 – Seeing is Believing

Introduction Changi is a six-part Australian television miniseries broadcast by ABC TV in 2001. Outline David, a successful property developer (now retired), has recently undergone eye surgery and is temporarily blinded. The confinement of his condition forces him to confront memories that he has suppressed ever since the war. In 1942, the young David arrives… Read More

Changi TV Series Overview (2001)

Introduction Changi is a six-part Australian television miniseries broadcast by ABC TV in 2001. Outline The series follows the trials and tribulations of six fictional Australian soldiers interned at the Changi prisoner of war camp in Singapore during World War II. Six ageing former POWs who spent three and a half years in Changi are… Read More

Yossi & Jagger (2002)

Introduction Yossi & Jagger (or Yossi and Jagger, Hebrew: יוסי וג’אגר, romanised: Yossi VeJagger) is a 2002 Israeli romantic drama film directed by Eytan Fox about soldiers at the Israel-Lebanon border who try to find some peace and solace from the daily routine of war. The film has a sequel entitled Yossi (Hebrew: הסיפור של… Read More

Cold Mountain (2003)

Introduction Cold Mountain is a 2003 epic period war film written and directed by Anthony Minghella. The film is based on the bestselling 1997 novel of the same name by Charles Frazier. It stars Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, and Renée Zellweger with Eileen Atkins, Brendan Gleeson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Natalie Portman, Jack White, Giovanni Ribisi,… Read More