Absent Without Leave

Absent Without Leave 1993

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In 1942 Wellington, Daisy Edwards, 16 and pregnant, relies totally on her just-wed husband, Ed, who is little older than she. Ed is suddenly drafted into the army and is to be sent overseas to battle while Daisy is sent to her father in Auckland. When Ed's leave is cancelled at the last minute he takes the dangerous decision to go absent without leave to be with Daisy on her journey home. As a deserter, Ed is hunted, captured and imprisoned. Life inside is bad enought without the worry of what is going on outside. The film is based upon a true story.

  • Released: 1993-02-20
  • Runtime: 104 minutes
  • Genre: Romance, Drama, War
  • Stars: Craig McLachlan, Katrina Hobbs, Tony Barry, Judie Douglass, Robyn Malcolm, Desmond Kelly, Rebecca Hobbs, Mark Hadlow, Jed Brophy, Stephen Gledhill, Tony Burton, Francis Bell, David Copeland, Joan Foster
  • Director: John Laing