Film synopsis

Spanning three decades, Between Wars is the captivating story of revered Sydney psychiatrist Dr Edward Trenbow (Corin Redgrave, Excalibur), his dedication to the field of medical science and subsequent exploration into the medicine of the mind.

Taking up residency at Callan Park Asylum in the 1920s, Dr Trenbow embarks on a journey of groundbreaking medical discoveries – using returned soldiers as his subjects – researching theories of psychoanalysis and administering various physical treatments in order to better understand the horrors of war and the long lasting effects it has on the mind.

Featuring a superb supporting cast including Judy Morris (The Picture Show Man), Arthur Dignam (The Devil’s Playground), Peter Cummins (Storm Boy) and directed by Michael Thornhill (The F J Holden) with Russell Boyd‘s classy cinematography, Between Wars is a moving portrayal of a well-respected man who would go on to make the first substantial recordings of post traumatic stress disorder.

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97 minutes

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Corin Redgrave
Judy Morris
Arthur Dignam
Peter Cummins


Michael Thornhill


Michael Thornhill