Sweet Country

    Genre
    Western, Drama, Thriller
  • Runtime
    113 mins
  • Release Date
    217
  • Countries
    Australia
  • Languages
    English, Aboriginal

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

Inspired by true events, Warwick Thornton's SWEET COUNTRY is a hard-hitting tale that serves as both a character study and a sociopolitical statement, set on the backdrop of the starkly stunning Australian outback. Hamilton Morris stars in his feature film debut as an Aboriginal man who goes on the run after he kills a white man in self-defense. Rated a near-perfect 96% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, Variety raves, "The spare, classical chase drama that ensues is seeded with barbed observations on colonialism, cultural erasure and rough justice, kept poetically succinct by Thornton's lithe, soaring visual storytelling." Also starring Golden Globe nominee Bryan Brown (THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS), Thomas M. Wright (EVEREST) and Golden Globe nominee Sam Neill (HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE).
DIRECTED BY:
Warwick Thornton
WRITTEN BY:
David Tranter, Steven McGregor
CAST INCLUDES:
Bryan Brown, Hamilton Morris, Thomas M. Wright, Sam Neill

SYNOPSIS

Sam, a middle-aged Aboriginal man, works for a preacher in the outback of Australia’s Northern Territory. When Harry, a bitter war veteran, moves into a neighboring outpost, the preacher sends Sam and his family to help Harry renovate his cattle yards. But Sam’s relationship with the cruel and ill-tempered Harry quickly deteriorates, culminating in a violent shootout in which Sam kills Harry in self-defense. As a result, Sam becomes a wanted criminal for the murder of a white man, and is forced to flee with his wife across the deadly outback, through glorious but harsh desert country. A hunting party led by the local lawman Sergeant Fletcher is formed to track Sam down. But as the true details of the killing start to surface, the community begins to question whether justice is really being served.

Sweet Country

    Genre
    Western, Drama, Thriller
  • Runtime
    113 mins
  • Release Date
    217
  • Countries
    Australia
  • Languages
    English, Aboriginal
DIRECTED BY
Warwick Thornton
WRITTEN BY
David Tranter, Steven McGregor
CAST INCLUDES
Bryan Brown, Hamilton Morris, Thomas M. Wright, Sam Neill
Inspired by true events, Warwick Thornton's SWEET COUNTRY is a hard-hitting tale that serves as both a character study and a sociopolitical statement, set on the backdrop of the starkly stunning Australian outback. Hamilton Morris stars in his feature film debut as an Aboriginal man who goes on the run after he kills a white man in self-defense. Rated a near-perfect 96% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, Variety raves, "The spare, classical chase drama that ensues is seeded with barbed observations on colonialism, cultural erasure and rough justice, kept poetically succinct by Thornton's lithe, soaring visual storytelling." Also starring Golden Globe nominee Bryan Brown (THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS), Thomas M. Wright (EVEREST) and Golden Globe nominee Sam Neill (HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE).

Sam, a middle-aged Aboriginal man, works for a preacher in the outback of Australia’s Northern Territory. When Harry, a bitter war veteran, moves into a neighboring outpost, the preacher sends Sam and his family to help Harry renovate his cattle yards. But Sam’s relationship with the cruel and ill-tempered Harry quickly deteriorates, culminating in a violent shootout in which Sam kills Harry in self-defense. As a result, Sam becomes a wanted criminal for the murder of a white man, and is forced to flee with his wife across the deadly outback, through glorious but harsh desert country. A hunting party led by the local lawman Sergeant Fletcher is formed to track Sam down. But as the true details of the killing start to surface, the community begins to question whether justice is really being served.