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Samson and Delilah

Samson and Delilah
  • 2009
  • Australia
  • 101 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Warwick Thornton
  • Written by: Warwick Thornton
  • Cast: Rowan McNamara, Marissa Gibson
  • Language: English, Warlpiri
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Thornton draws on his experience of growing up in central Australia for this directorial debut about two teenagers who form an unlikely relationship. Their Aboriginal community is captured without judgement, including the violence, drug abuse and the antagonistic relationship with their white neighbours, and it is this impartial documentation that makes this an intelligent and unsentimental work. Without doubt a very worthy and moving cinematic experience.

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Samson & Delilah

29 Mar 20104 stars

(15) 100min Samson & Delilah brings the all too rare perspective of the Australian Aboriginal community to the big screen. Writer/director Warwick Thornton draws on his experience growing up in central Australia for his directorial debut about two…

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