Hammers Over the Anvil


Time Out says

In a rural community in Australia at the turn of the century, handicapped teenager Outhred discovers the mysteries of the adult world when he becomes the unwitting go-between in the affair of lusty horse-trader Crowe and romantically inclined Englishwoman Rampling, wife of the local landowner. The result with its voice-over documenting the artistic growth of the teenager, its glimpses of half-understood sexuality, and its trail of conflict between father and son - isn't badly made, just familiar. Ann Turner's Celia, an arresting rites-of-passage story about the terrors of childhood, promised better than this literary saga.


Release details

101 mins

Cast and crew

Ann Turner
Peter Hepworth, Ann Turner
Russell Crowe
Charlotte Rampling
Alexander Outhred
Frankie J Holden
Jake Frost