Sweet Country

Sweet Country
  • 2017
  • Australia
  • 1h 53min
  • 15
  • 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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Sweet Country

5 Mar 20184 stars

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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