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Samson and Delilah (2009)

Not Rated | | Drama , Romance | 7 May 2009 (Australia)
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, ... See full summary »

Director:

Warwick Thornton
22 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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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Storyline

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Australia

Language:

English | Aboriginal

Release Date:

7 May 2009 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Samson & Delilah See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Warwick Thornton cast his own brother Scott in the film as Gonzo, despite his sibling being an alcoholic since the age of 16. Thornton insisted that his brother go into rehab before starting on the movie. Scott managed to clean up for the film but relapsed back into alcoholism two weeks after shooting completed. 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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