Sweet Country

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  113 min.
Release Date: April 13, 2018 - Toronto

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Cast: Hamilton Morris, Bryan Brown, Thomas M. Wright, Ewen Leslie, Natassia Gorey-Furber, Gibson John, Matt Day, Anni Finsterer, Tremayne Doolan, Trevon Doolan, Sam Neill


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 neighbouring 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-defence. 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.

Director: Warwick Thornton
Studio: Transmission Films
Producer(s): David Jowsey, Greer Simpkin
Screenplay: David Tranter, Steven McGregor

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