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15.-21. januar 2018

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Sam, an Aboriginal middle-aged man, works the land of a kind preacher, Fred Smith. When Harry March, an ill-tempered and bitter man returning from the Western Front arrives in town, Sam is sent out with his family to help renovate Harry’s outpost. Their relationship quickly deteriorates, and culminates in a violent shootout, where Sam kills Harry to save his own life. Though self-defence, Sam knows what will follow. Wanted for the murder of a white man, he is forced to flee into the deadly outback with his wife, Lizzie. A hunting party led by Sergeant Fletcher is formed to track him down, and a tense chase drama, told in panoramic, soaring visuals, follows.

SWEET COUNTRY uses several western tropes in its observations on harsh colonialism, cultural repression and frontier law. Hamilton Morris gives a stoic performance as Sam, a man whose silence speaks volumes.

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Program: 
Director: 
Warwick Thornton
Screenplay: 
Steven McGregor, David Tranter
Photography: 
Dylan River, Warwick Thornton
Actors: 
Hamilton Morris, Natassia Gorey Furber, Sam Neill, Bryan Brown
Run time: 
1 hour 53 min
Year: 
2017
Country: 
Australia
Producer: 
David Jowsey, Greer Simpkin
Sales: 
Fidalgo
Age rating: 
15
Director info: 

Warwick Thornton (b. 1970) is an Australian director, born in Alice Springs. He studied cinematography at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School and has worked as both a director and a cinematographer. He has directed several short films and had his international breakthrough as a feature film director with SAMSON & DELILAH (2009).