Sweet Country — International Trailer

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added: Thu, Sep 7th '17

Inspired by real events, "Sweet Country" is a 1929-set Australian western drama that stars Sam Neill (Jurassic Park), Bryan Brown (Cocktail), Ewen Leslie (Top of the Lake), and Aboriginal actor Hamilton Morris.

When a middle-aged Aboriginal man named Sam (Morris) shoots and kills a white station owner in self-defense, while also saving the life of a young Aboriginal boy, Sam is left with no other choice but to flee into the harsh outback. As a result, an uncaring Army sergeant (Brown) and a sympathetic preacher (Neill) are forced to work together to form a posse to capture Sam. The sergeant wants to see Sam executed for his crime while the preacher just wants to let Sam go free. Conflict, both emotional and political, ensue.

"Sweet Country" is the latest film from acclaimed Australian filmmaker (and cinematographer) Warwick Thornton whose 2009 film debut "Samson & Delilah," about the life of two Aboriginal teenagers, was critically lauded and won the Golden Camera Award at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.

The film just premiered at Venice and is due to screen tomorrow at the Toronto International Film Festival with festival screenings set for next month at London.

As of yet, "Sweet Country" doesn't have a U.S. distributor or release date. But you can check out the film's newly-released international trailer, above

Accused of murder, an Aboriginal stockman and his wife try to stay ahead of a fervent posse in the harsh outback of the Northern Territory, in this period drama from acclaimed Australian filmmaker Warwick Thornton. (via tiff.net)


directed by   Warwick Thornton

starring   Hamilton Morris, Sam Neill, Bryan Brown, Ewen Leslie, Natassia Gorey-Furber, Gibson John

release date   2017-2018

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