Sweet Country - Engelska
Australia, 1929. Sam, an Aboriginal middle-aged man, works for a kind preacher. One day he is sent to work for an ill-tempered and bitter man establishing a new farm in the area. Their relationship quickly deteriorates, ending in a violent shootout. Sam, now a wanted criminal for the murder of a white man, is forced to flee into the deadly outback with his wife. A hunting party is formed to track him down but soon the details of the story start to surface and locals begin to question the justice behind this manhunt.
Sweet Country is a tense and moving western, with standout performances by Sam Neill and Bryan Brown. Set in the Australian outback, it illuminates the tense race relations in Australia. The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival and has gone on to become a huge critical success as well as a commercial success in Australia. Director Warwick Thornton received the Camera d’or at the Cannes film festival in 2009. The film has been picked up for US distribution.
Director: Warwick Thornton
Running Time: 113 min
Cast: Hamilton Morris, Sam Neill, Bryan Brown, Ewen Leslie