- 1h 53min
- Directed by: Warwick Thornton
- Cast: Sam Neill, Bryan Brown, Hamilton Morris, Natassia Gorey Furber
- UK release: 9 March 2018
In 1920s Australia, Sam (Morris) is an aboriginal stockman whose wife Lizzie (Gorey Furber) is raped by a man he’s working for. Sam kills the man in self-defence, and he and Lizzie go on the run. A mesmerising meditation on race, class and political history, with intimate, natural performances from the indigenous, non-professional cast members. Understated, poetic and surprising.
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Reviews & features
Sweet Country5 Mar 2018
Mesmerising Australian western from Warwick Thornton which follows an Aboriginal couple on the run
The parched, searing landscape of the Australian outback is the ideal setting for a western, as anyone who saw John Hillcoat's The Proposition can attest. Warwick Thornton (Samson & Delilah) adroitly subverts the tropes of the genre to create a…
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