Chunuk Bair (film)

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Chunuk Bair
Movie poster
Directed by Dale G. Bradley
Produced by Grant Bradley
David Arnell
Grant Bradley
Written by Grant Hinden-Miller
Starring Robert Powell
Music by Stephen Bell-Booth
Cinematography Warrick Attewell
Edited by Paul Sutorius
Release date
  • 1992 (1992)
Running time
110 minutes
Country New Zealand
Language English

Chunuk Bair is a 1992 New Zealand film based on the play Once on Chunuk Bair (1982) by Maurice Shadbolt.

Set in 1915, the film tells of the Wellington Regiment, part of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force present at Gallipoli during World War I. On 8 August 1915, the Regiment took and held Chunuk Bair, one of the Turkish hills.

Chunuk Bair was produced by Daybreak Pictures in association with Avalon and the National Film Unit. It was released to roughly coincide with ANZAC Day, the national day of Remembrance in New Zealand and Australia.



  • Producer: Grant Bradley
  • Exec Producers: Grant Bradley, David Arnell
  • Director: Dale G Bradley
  • Writer: Grant Hinden-Miller, adapted from the play by Maurice Shadbolt

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