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A Cry in the Dark

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Original title
A Cry in the Dark
Running time
120 min.
Australia Australia
Robert Caswell, Fred Schepisi
Bruce Smeaton
Ian Baker
Warner Bros.
Mystery. Drama | Based On A True Story
Synopsis / Plot
Based on the true story of Lindy Chamberlain who was convicted and then completely exonerated in the death of her infant daughter. While holidaying at Ayer's Rock with her husband Michael and their three children, Lindy said she saw a dingo enter their tent and carry away their weeks-old infant daughter, Azaria. The initial coroner's inquest supported her version of events but the police continued their investigation eventually leading her to be charged with murder and her husband with being an accessory after the fact. The case created a media frenzy in Australia and was the subject of much public debate.
1988: Nominated for Oscar: Best Actress (Meryl Streep)
1989: Cannes Film Festival: Best Actress (Meryl Streep)
1988: Golden Globes: 4 nominations, including Best Motion Picture - Drama
1988: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Actress (Meryl Streep)
1988: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Nominated for Best Actress (Meryl Streep)
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