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Samson and Delilah (2009)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 7 May 2009 (Australia)
A glue-sniffing boy and his girlfriend escape the government-controlled no-hope Aboriginal community they live in and go to the city, Alice Springs, looking for a better life.

Director:

Warwick Thornton

Writers:

Warwick Thornton, Beck Cole (co writer)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rowan McNamara Rowan McNamara ... Samson
Marissa Gibson Marissa Gibson ... Delilah
Mitjili Napanangka Gibson Mitjili Napanangka Gibson ... Nana (as Mitjili Gibson)
Scott Thornton Scott Thornton ... Gonzo
Matthew Gibson Matthew Gibson ... Samson's Brother / Verandah Band (as Matthew 'MG' Gibson)
Peter Bartlett Peter Bartlett ... Store Manager
Noreen Robertson Nampijinpa Noreen Robertson Nampijinpa ... Community Lady (as Noreen Robertson)
Kenrick Martin Kenrick Martin ... Wheelchair Boy (as Kenrick 'Ricco' Martin)
Audrey Martin Audrey Martin ... Payback Auntie
Fiona Gibson Fiona Gibson ... Payback Aunty
Morgaine Wallace Morgaine Wallace ... Checkout Lady
Tony 'Brownie' Brown Tony 'Brownie' Brown ... Security Guard
Roland Gallois Roland Gallois ... Art Gallery Owner
Patricia Shelper Patricia Shelper ... Art Store Lady
Alfreda Glynn Alfreda Glynn ... Art Store Customer
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Samson and Delilah's world is small- an isolated community in the Central Australian desert. When tragedy strikes they turn their backs on home and embark on a journey of survival. Lost, unwanted and alone they discover that life isn't always fair, but love never judges. Written by Beck Cole

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

True Love.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Producer Kath Shelper ended up working as the continuity girl too. See more »

Connections

Referenced in David Stratton's Stories of Australian Cinema (2017) See more »

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A heartbreaking, original feature
11 March 2009 | by velutha1See all my reviews

I just saw this film at a screening in Melbourne following its premiere at the Adelaide Film Festival and was highly impressed. Not often are we shown Aboriginal stories shown on the big screen and told with sensitivity and realism. The filming of the Central Australian landscapes are beautiful and the characters are sweet, endearing and maddening at times (the grandmother is the most joyful character and worth the price of admission alone). Following the story of two star crossed lovers and the reality of Aboriginal life in the Territories, this is a film that should be shown widely and help to dispel the myth that the Australian film industry is somehow lacking - with films like this being produced, it's certainly not - we just need to see more of it.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English | Aboriginal

Release Date:

7 May 2009 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,528,457
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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