The film based on the recollections of a shattered and traumatized man, a former escapee from the advancing Japanese army relates the horrors of war, his doubts and misgivings of the support of comrades, his fear for the loss of his best friend, and of course, his own fear of dying.
Journey to the End of Night is the diary of a soldier. Although it was filmed forty years after the event, it is a timeless universal testimony because of its power and emotion. It is the voice of an individual raised against the violence, the horror and the futility of war.
The film raises one question which continues to haunt us: a soldier is trained to kill, but not to commit murder. Who can draw the line?
Melbourne Film Festival 1982 The Ten Award For Documentary Excellence
Australian Film Awards 1982 The Jury Prize
Also selected for showing at:
Sydney Film Festival 1982
Edinburgh International Film Festival 1982
Berlin Forum 1983
Ghent Film Festival 1983
San Francisco International Film Festival 1983