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The Nightingale (2018)

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Set in 1825, Clare, a young Irish convict woman, chases a British officer through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence he committed against her family. On the way she enlists the services of an Aboriginal tracker named Billy, who is also marked by trauma from his own violence-filled past.

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Jennifer Kent

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Jennifer Kent
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aisling Franciosi ... Clare
Sam Claflin ... Hawkins
Baykali Ganambarr ... Billy
Damon Herriman ... Ruse
Harry Greenwood ... Jago
Ewen Leslie ... Goodwin
Charlie Shotwell ... Eddie
Michael Sheasby ... Aidan
Matthew Sunderland ... Davey
Magnolia Maymuru Magnolia Maymuru ... Lowanna
Christopher Stollery ... Major Bexley
Nathaniel Dean ... Stoakes
Claire Jones Claire Jones ... Harriet
Luke Carroll ... Archie
Dallas Mugarra Dallas Mugarra ... Lowanna's Husband
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Storyline

THE NIGHTINGALE is a meditation on the horrors of Australian colonization, set at the turn of the 19th century. The film follows Clare, a 21-year-old native Irish wife and mother held captive beyond her 7-year sentence, desperate to be free of her obsessed master, British lieutenant Hawkins. Clare's husband Aidan intervenes with devastating consequences for all. When British authorities fail to deliver justice, Clare pursues Hawkins, who leaves his post suddenly to secure a captaincy up north. Unfamiliar with the Tasmanian wilderness she enlists the help of an orphaned Aboriginal tracker Billy. Marked by their traumas, the two fight to overcome their distrust and prejudices against the backdrop of Australia's infamous 'Black War'. Written by Mae Moreno

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1820's Tasmania. A young Irish convict seeks revenge. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violent and disturbing content including rape, language throughout, and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Causeway Films [Australia] | Kojo | See more »

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Canada | Australia | USA

Release Date:

29 August 2019 (Australia) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,882, 4 August 2019

Gross USA:

$197,536

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$199,237
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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At the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, a man was booed by the audience when he asked Jennifer Kent during a Q&A if she believes someone in the theater would have the intent to rape after the screening. Kent and the cast were disgusted and did not answer before moving on to another question. See more »

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Intense, brutal and honest
18 August 2019 | by christopher_turanoSee all my reviews

A film set in 19th century colonial Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) where the harsh and beautiful environment is the canvas upon which the story develops.

A confluence of free English settlers, convicts - both British and Irish - and Tasmanian Aborigines with little understanding or empathy produces a brutality that is raw and shocking.

One feels immersed in the film largely a result of the choice of Academy aspect ratio, making the characters the focus of every scene despite the overwhelming grandeur of the natural environment.

A thoroughly rewarding experience that has the potential to profoundly move and make one think about Australia's colonial past.


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