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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... See more »

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Clare
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Aidan
Maya Christie ...
Baby Brigid
Addison Christie ...
Baby Brigid
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Harriet
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Ruse
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Hawkins
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Jago
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Luddy
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Goodwin
Matthew Barker ...
Goodwin's Ensign
Charles McCarthy ...
Convict Violinist
Ben Morton ...
Wallace
Matthew Burton ...
Outpost Soldier
Terence Monro ...
Ruse's Corporal
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Archie
Jesse Petterd ...
Crown Jewels Soldier
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Magistrate / Voice Artist
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Billy
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Uncle Charlie
James Edmanson ...
'Bean Pole' Convict
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'Dull' Convict
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Eddie
Sarah Okenyo ...
Settler Woman
Matilda Holmes ...
Settler Toddler
Ivy Millington ...
Settler Baby
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Sheep Farmer
Jerry Bitting ...
Hanging Man 1
Benjamin Creek ...
Hanging Man 2
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Stoakes
Stefan Dobber ...
Stoakes' Subordinate
Xavier Madarrwikka ...
Koa
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Lowanna
Joseph Barrows ...
Possum Man
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Escaped Convict
Dallas Mugarra ...
Mooltee
Terence Perdjert ...
Warrior Man 1
Keith Melpi Jabinee ...
Warrior Man 2
Kendrick Melpi ...
Warrior Man 3
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Woman on Road
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Man on Road
Sonja Ralph ...
Well Dressed Woman
Gerard Webb ...
Footman
Julia Haywood ...
Dead Woman
Marius Bujora ...
Dead Man
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Thompson / Settler 1
Danzal Baker ...
Captured Man 1 (as Danzel Baker)
Wakarra Gondarra ...
Captured Man 2
Buwata Mununggurr ...
Captured Man 3
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Davey / Settler 2
Craig Irons ...
Settler 3
Campbell McKenzie ...
Settler 4
Andrew Duff ...
Settler 5
Alan Faulkner ...
Old Man
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Old Woman
Anthony Phelan ...
Trader
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Major Bexley
Angel ...
Becky
Ranger ...
Bullock
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Voice Artist (voice)
William Buckingham ...
Voice Artist (voice)
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Voice Artist (voice)
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Voice Artist (voice)
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Voice Artist (voice)
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Voice Artist (voice)
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Voice Artist (voice)
Luke McMahon ...
Voice Artist (voice)
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Voice Artist (voice)
Elizabeth Nabben ...
Voice Artist (voice)
Preston Russo ...
Voice Artist (voice)
Hannah Waterman ...
Voice Artist (voice)
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Voice Artist (voice)
Damien Bolger ...
Outpost Soldier
Josh Bull ...
Outpost Soldier
William Burke ...
Outpost Soldier
Simon Chamberlain ...
Outpost Soldier
Andrew Davis ...
Outpost Soldier
Aleks Folvig ...
Outpost Soldier
John Fitzpatrick ...
Outpost Soldier
Zachary Gorman ...
Outpost Soldier
Josh Hilby ...
Outpost Soldier
Reuben Holford ...
Outpost Soldier
Henry Hobgood ...
Outpost Soldier
Nicholas Jarvis ...
Outpost Soldier
Roman Kuzmanich ...
Outpost Soldier
Dylan Lewis ...
Outpost Soldier
Mitchell McKay ...
Outpost Soldier
James Newall ...
Outpost Soldier
Keanu Rain ...
Outpost Soldier
Louie Richmond ...
Outpost Soldier
Shawn Rooke ...
Outpost Soldier
Stuart Self ...
Outpost Soldier
Louw Striker ...
Outpost Soldier
Matt White ...
Outpost Soldier
Ronald Bains ...
Chain Gang Convict
Patrick Bradfield ...
Chain Gang Convict
Campbell Ferguson ...
Chain Gang Convict
Daniel Gavlek ...
Chain Gang Convict
Andrew Machen ...
Chain Gang Convict
Timothy Mison ...
Chain Gang Convict
Simon Rolfe ...
Chain Gang Convict
Mark Thomson ...
Chain Gang Convict
Sam Anning ...
Launceston Townfolk
Barry Batchelor ...
Launceston Townfolk
David Blackwood ...
Launceston Townfolk
Chris Brooks ...
Launceston Townfolk
Anne Blythe-Cooper ...
Launceston Townfolk
Paul Cairns ...
Launceston Townfolk
Braedon Carter ...
Launceston Townfolk
Andrew Casey ...
Launceston Townfolk
Jackson Chug ...
Launceston Townfolk
Lex Clark ...
Launceston Townfolk
Caleb Crack ...
Launceston Townfolk
Bob Edwards ...
Launceston Townfolk
Keven Francis ...
Launceston Townfolk
Ellie Freeman ...
Launceston Townfolk
Breanna Geer ...
Launceston Townfolk
Carrie Gorman ...
Launceston Townfolk
Catherine Grainger ...
Launceston Townfolk
Eli Halliwell ...
Launceston Townfolk
Sam Herbert ...
Launceston Townfolk
Scott Higgins ...
Launceston Townfolk
Silas Horsley ...
Launceston Townfolk
Amber Jacobs ...
Launceston Townfolk
Felix Jarvis ...
Launceston Townfolk
Andrew Jenner ...
Launceston Townfolk
Brendon Kays ...
Launceston Townfolk
Paul Keech ...
Launceston Townfolk
Iain Lang ...
Launceston Townfolk
Jon Lenthall ...
Launceston Townfolk
Taylor Lidstone ...
Launceston Townfolk
Ben Masterman ...
Launceston Townfolk
John Mullenger ...
Launceston Townfolk
Trevor Nlass ...
Launceston Townfolk
Luke O'Brien ...
Launceston Townfolk
Jack O'Sullivan ...
Launceston Townfolk
Matt Picone ...
Launceston Townfolk
Hein Poortenaar ...
Launceston Townfolk
James Poortenaar ...
Launceston Townfolk
John Riley ...
Launceston Townfolk
Travis Schmidtke ...
Launceston Townfolk
Kieran Slicer ...
Launceston Townfolk
Duane Smith ...
Launceston Townfolk
Matthew Slotp ...
Launceston Townfolk
Andy Vagg ...
Launceston Townfolk
Liam Vanderwal ...
Launceston Townfolk
Myles Vanston ...
Launceston Townfolk
Tony Waller ...
Launceston Townfolk
Graham Ware Jr. ...
Launceston Townfolk
Jack Weltman-Jansen ...
Launceston Townfolk
Jake Whatley ...
Launceston Townfolk
Edward Robert Williams ...
Launceston Townfolk
Angelina Long ...
Shanty Town Dweller
Gibson Long ...
Shanty Town Dweller
Tommy Morton ...
Shanty Town Dweller

Directed by

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Jennifer Kent

Written by

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Jennifer Kent ... (written by)

Produced by

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Ben Browning ... executive producer
Kristina Ceyton ... producer (produced by) (p.g.a.)
Jason Cloth ... executive producer
Alison Cohen ... executive producer
Amanda Crittenden ... line producer
Jim Everett ... associate producer
Aaron L. Gilbert ... executive producer
Brenda Gilbert ... executive producer
Steve Hutensky ... producer (produced by) (p.g.a.)
Jennifer Kent ... producer (produced by) (p.g.a.)
Bruna Papandrea ... producer (produced by) (p.g.a.)
Andrew Pollack ... executive producer (as Andy Pollack)

Music by

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Jed Kurzel ... composer

Cinematography by

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Radek Ladczuk ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Simon Njoo

Editorial Department

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Olivia Carolan ... edit facility producer
Georgina Cunningham ... post-production assistant
Scott Heysen ... data manager: KOJO
Trent Mitchell ... assistant editor
Marty Pepper ... digital intermediate colourist: KOJO
Jade Robinson ... conform editor / credits and layout

Casting By

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Nikki Barrett

Production Design by

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Alex Holmes

Art Direction by

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Sophie Nash

Set Decoration by

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Christian Petersen

Costume Design by

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Margot Wilson

Makeup Department

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Marcella Bulic ... prosthetics assistant
Nikki Gooley ... Makeup and Hair Designer
Liz Goulding ... Hair & Make-Up
Cassie O'Brien Pollard ... make up & hair artist (as Cassie Pollard)
Larry Van Duynhoven ... prosthetics supervisor
Sheldon Wade ... key hair stylist
Edward Yates ... prosthetic artist

Production Management

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Elene Pepper ... post-production supervisor
Wade Savage ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jay Corry ... third assistant director
Dimitri Ellerington ... First Assistant Director: Additional Photography
Claudia Rose Holmes ... trainee assistant director
Killian Maguire ... second assistant director
Chris Webb ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Laura Drummond ... buyer/set dresser
Greg Hajdu ... construction coordinator
Valentina Iastrebova ... Art Department researcher
Chlorise Lewis-Millar ... plasterer / stand-by props assistant
Andrew Machen ... construction buyer: runner
Matthew Paynter ... art assistant
Aaron Pene ... swing gang
Alice Pickering ... scenic painter
Travis Stephens ... art department runner
Jocelyn Thomas ... art department coordinator

Sound Department

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Danielle Adams ... adr recordist
Jed M. Dodge ... dialogue editor
Glenn Finnan ... additional sound
Victor Ivchenko ... mix assistant
Leah Katz ... dialogue editor
Mark Lavery ... boom operator
Robert Mackenzie ... sound designer
Carlos Manrique Clavijo ... mix assistant
Dean Ryan ... sound mixer
Pete Smith ... re-recording mixer
Belinda Trimboli ... additional adr editor
Tara Webb ... sound effects editor
Tim Ryan ... ADR Mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Genevieve Bevan-John ... pyrotechnician
Eucla Davies ... special effects
Tim Riach ... special effects

Visual Effects by

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Trent Adamczyk ... Compositor: KOJO
Bryn Bayliss ... digital compositor
Jireh Canlas ... digital compositor
Philip Fraschetti ... senior compositor: Kojo
Mark Harmon ... compositor
Srinivas Janapati ... visual effects coordinator
Grant Lovering ... digital compositor: Resin / visual effects supervisor: Resin
Thomas Maher ... digital compositor: Resin
Michael Majchrzak ... digital compositor: Resin
Evans Mark ... visual effects artist
Dante Nou ... digital compositor: Resin
Marty Pepper ... visual effects supervisor
Marc Purnell ... matchmove
Steve Sexton ... digital compositor: Resin
David Smith ... Animator
Bree Whitford ... visual effects producer
Paul Wicke ... digital compositor
Rebecca Wells ... digital compositor: Resin (uncredited)

Stunts

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Philli Anderson ... stunt double: Aisling Franciosi
Rosco Campbell ... utility stunts
Andy Clarke ... safety supervisor
Mick Corrigan ... stunt double: Michael Sheasby
Stephen Daddow ... stunt double: Baykali Ganambarr
Luke Davis ... stunt double: Harry Greenwood
Sam Elia ... safety supervisor
Grant Fletcher ... head rigger
Jayden Irving ... stunt rigger
Graham Jahne ... utility stunts
Brendan Jakins ... key stunt rigger
Brittany Morris ... riding double: Aisling Franciosi
Talayna Moana Nikora ... utility stunts
Judd Wild ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Grant Adams ... additional photography / steadicam operator: b camera
Glenn Arrowsmith ... key grip
Joseph Barrows ... grip / lighting technician
Ron Coe ... first assistant camera "a" camera
Mathew Farrell ... Video Splits Operator
Crispian Hayler ... lighting technician
Massimo Luongo ... lighting technician
Justin Meinesz ... grip
Shane Mowday ... best boy electric
Darryl Murphy ... grip
Matt Nettheim ... still photographer / stills photographer
Ruru Reedy ... gaffer
Mark Rodgers ... additional photography
Mark Rogers ... still photographer
Sam Steinle ... video split operator
Krzysztof Wlodarczyk ... DIT

Casting Department

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Kelly Graham ... casting assistant
Des Hamilton ... uk casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Lyn Askew ... costume supervisor
Gloria Bava ... Men's Period Costume Cutter
Anna Burstall ... key standby
Joanne Collins ... extras standby
Andrea Hood ... art finisher
Lauren Hunter ... costume buyer
Yolanda Peart-Smith ... 2nd standby
Lauren Widdicombe ... truck standby

Location Management

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Jeff Blake ... location assistant
Matthew Breen ... location assistant
Breanna Geer ... location coordinator
Peter Hicks ... location manager
Brendan Shanley ... location scout

Music Department

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Andrew Kotatko ... music supervisor

Script and Continuity Department

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Lynne Vincent McCarthy ... script editor
Susie Struth ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Joseph Barrows ... driver
Danielle McLean ... driver: cast

Additional Crew

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Cathy Adamek ... choreographer
Chrissie S. Vides Alvarado ... executive assistant: Aaron L. Gilbert (as Chrissie Vides Alvarado)
Samantha Maree Barker ... travel and accommodation coordinator
Joanne Collins ... accounts assistant
Adam Davids ... Legal and Business Affairs
David Davoli ... Legal and Business Affairs
Clement Dunn ... legals
Sam Elia ... safety consultant / sales supervisor
Jim Everett ... aboriginal consultant
Taylor Goddard ... post production coordinator
Andrew Jack ... additional dialect coach
Sean Jefferson ... business affairs associate
Phillip Joughin ... Medic
Philippa Kennedy ... production secretary
Mark Kraus ... production accountant
Kristin Kruger ... first assistant accountant
Courtney Mayhew ... unit publicist
Danielle McLean ... production assistant
Elizabeth Middleton ... assistant to producer
Fiona Nix ... unit publicist
Sarah Okenyo ... stand in for Aisling Franciosi
Stephen Packer ... director's assistant
Gabrielle Rogers ... voice and dialect coach
Annissa Short ... assistant travel and accommodation coordinator
Maeliosa Stafford ... Gaeilge Consultant
Peter Stanley ... British Military History Advisor
Cam Stevens ... medic
Graham Ware Jr. ... horse master
Scott Warwick ... armorer
Jennifer White ... dialect coach: Michael Sheasby - pre-production
Emma Wilson ... producer attachment
Sara McFarlane ... Business Affairs Executive: Fulcrum Media Finance (uncredited)
Stuart Talman ... foreign currency hedging, Xe Money (uncredited)

Thanks

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Jessica Kovacevic ... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines 1820's Tasmania. A young Irish convict seeks revenge. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Slavuj (Serbia)
  • 夜鶯的哭聲 (Taiwan)
  • Соловей (Ukraine)
  • Słowik (Poland)
  • Jack'in Yaptığı Ev (Turkey, Turkish title)
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  • 136 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Clinical psychologists had to be brought on set in order to help the actors deal with filming the more brutal, traumatic scenes. See more »
Goofs When Billy finds Uncle Charlie shot dead, he is clearly breathing. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Best Movies of 2019 (2019). See more »
Soundtracks The Nightingale See more »
Crazy Credits " Tasmanian Aboriginal culture is a living culture. The Aboriginal language used in this film is called 'Palawa kani'. It was created by current day Tasmanian Aboriginal people using records of their original languages. Aboriginal actors cast in this film are from mainland Australia. They and we pay our respects to the aboriginal people of Lutruwita (Tasmania) past and present." See more »
Quotes Clare: You can tell me to shut up. You can threaten me. But it won't do nothing. That girl you raped, whose husband and baby you murdered - that girl died. And you can't kill what's already dead.
Hawkins: This woman's a lying thief. She's just upset because I caught her trying to steal my horse. I'll have you arrested, you drunken whore.
Clare: I'm not your whore. I'm not your nightingale, your little bird, your dove. I'm not your anything. I belong to me and no one else!
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