Sweet Country 15

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DIRECTOR Warwick Thornton
CAST Sam Neill, Hamilton Morris, Natassia Gorey Furber, Bryan Brown

This compelling and superbly shot period drama set in the Australian outback features a cast of non-professional Aboriginal actors in a morality tale inspired by real events.

Inspired by real events and featuring a cast of non-professional Aboriginal actors, this compelling period drama, set in the Northern Territory in 1929, boasts stunning cinematography and impressive performances. Sam Neill plays Fred Smith, a preacher whose land is worked by Aboriginal stockman Sam Kelly (Hamilton Morris). The tentative peace of the outback is broken when Sam is forced to kill in self-defence and he and his wife flee, pursued by a posse. A blistering outback western.
(2017 Australia 113 mins)

Warwick Thornton’s graceful, soulful, quietly incendiary Outback western unfolds … one black man’s necessarily violent act of self-defense brings the white population’s most toxic racist dogma to the fore. The spare, classical chase drama … is seeded with barbed observations on colonialism, cultural erasure and rough justice, kept poetically succinct by Thornton’s lithe, soaring visual storytelling.  Guy Lodge, Variety

BBFC advice: Contains strong language, injury detail, violence and racism theme
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