Sweet Country
Sweet Country

Sweet Country 15 S


Please note: This was screened in March 2018

Warwick Thornton
Bryan Brown, Matt Day, Tremayne Doolan
113 mins, Subtitled, 2017, Australia

Accused of murder, an Aboriginal stockman and his wife try to stay ahead of a fervent posse in this powerful period drama from acclaimed Australian director Warwick Thornton (Samson and Delilah).

It's 1929 and Sam (Hamilton Morris) works for a preacher (Sam Neill) in the outback of Australia's Northern Territory. When Harry, a bitter, racist war veteran moves into a neighbouring outpost, the preacher sends Sam and his family to help, but Harry goes on a booze-filled rampage one night and Sam has to shoot him in self-defence. Predicting that frontier 'justice' will prevail, Sam and his wife go on the run - with the local sergeant and a group of landowners in hot pursuit...

With gorgeous cinematography and impressive performances, Sweet Country is a potent epic that offers a vital Indigenous perspective.