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Sweet Country (2017)

Sweet Country
Running time: 112 min. | Genre: Western, Racism, 1920s, Drama
Sweet Country

Synopsis

Inspired by real events, Sweet Country is a period western set in 1929 in the outback Northern Territory. When Aboriginal stockman Sam (Hamilton Morris) kills white station owner Harry March (Ewen Leslie) in self-defence, Sam and his wife Lizzie (Natassia Gorey-Furber) go on the run. They are pursued across the outback, through glorious but harsh desert country. Sergeant Fletcher (Bryan Brown) leads the posse with the help of Aboriginal tracker Archie (Gibson John) and local landowners Fred Smith (Sam Neill) and Mick Kennedy (Thomas M Wright). Fletcher is desperate to capture Sam and put him on trial for murder - but Sam is an expert bushman and he has little difficulty outlasting them. Eventually, for the health of his pregnant wife, Sam decides to give himself up. He is put on trial in the courtroom of Judge Taylor (Matt Day). But will justice be served?

Nominations & Awards

Venice Film Festival

Special Jury Prize
WINNER
Golden Lion - Best Film
NOMINATED

Details

Original title

Sweet Country

Director

Warwick Thornton

Producer

Bunya Productions. Distribuida por Memento Films International

Running time

112 min.

Screenwriter

Steven McGregor, David Tranter

Cinematography

Dylan River, Warwick Thornton

Year

2017

Country

Australia Australia

Ranking

IMDb
6.9
Metacritic
8.7

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