True History of the Kelly Gang

True History of the Kelly Gang
  • 2019
  • 2h 4min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Justin Kurzel
  • Cast: George MacKay, Essie Davis, Nicholas Hoult, Orlando Schwerdt
  • UK release: 28 February 2020

The tale of Australian outlaw Ned Kelly (Schwerdt as a boy, MacKay as a man) and the making of his legend. Vibrant, arresting stuff, more pop art portrait than chapter and verse, with outstanding performances, an astonishing eye for detail and a raw authenticity.

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Justin Kurzel on True History of the Kelly Gang: 'It's about how we create these legends and these myths'

25 Feb 2020

Australian director discusses his latest project, which takes on Peter Carey's novel about the mythic 19th century Australian outlaw

After his grisly 2011 serial killer debut Snowtown, Australian director Justin Kurzel has explored the psychology of violence in both classic literature (adapting Shakespeare's Macbeth) and popular culture (video game franchise Assassin's Creed). So his…

True History of the Kelly Gang

24 Feb 20204 stars

Justin Kurzel helms a vibrant, arresting take on Ned Kelly and his crew, based on the Booker Prize-winning novel

Australian filmmaker Justin Kurzel (Snowtown, Macbeth) makes a striking return to form after the lacklustre Assassin's Creed, and brings his astonishing eye for detail to the oft-told story of notorious outback outlaw Ned Kelly. In adapting Peter…

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