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The Nightingale ()


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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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Hawkins
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Aidan
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Harriet
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Ruse
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Jago
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Luddy
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Goodwin
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Archie
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Billy
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Uncle Charlie
James Edmanson ...
Bean Pole Convict
Ben McIvor ...
Dull Convict
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Eddie
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Sheep Farmer
Jerry Bitting ...
Hanging Man 1
Benjamin Creek ...
Hanging Man 2
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Stoakes
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Lowanna
Joseph Barrows ...
Possum Man
Dallas Mugarra ...
Mooltee
Terence Perdjert ...
Warrior Man 1
Keith Melpi Jabinee ...
Warrior Man 2
Kendrick Melpi ...
Warrior Man 3
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Old Woman
Caleb Crack ...
Soldier
Alan Faulkner ...
Old Man
Zachary Gorman ...
Soldier
Campbell McKenzie ...
Settler
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Escaped Convict
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Major Bexley
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Davey

Directed by

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Jennifer Kent

Written by

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Jennifer Kent ... ()

Produced by

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Ben Browning ... executive producer
Kristina Ceyton ... producer
Jason Cloth ... executive producer
Amanda Crittenden ... line producer
Jim Everett ... associate producer
Aaron L. Gilbert ... executive producer
Brenda Gilbert ... executive producer
Steve Hutensky ... producer
Jennifer Kent ... producer
Bruna Papandrea ... producer
Andrew Pollack ... executive producer

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
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
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
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
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

Other 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 Gajic ... 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)
  • Соловей (Ukraine)
  • Słowik (Poland)
  • Соловей (Russia)
  • ナイチンゲール (Japan)
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Runtime
  • 136 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia The language spoken by the Tasmanian Aboriginals in this film is Palawa Kani. It is near extinct and marks the first time ever spoken in a mainstream picture. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Agosto 2019: Tarantino y la macedonia (2019). See more »
Soundtracks The Strayaway Child 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 Hawkins: That's just the way, isn't it? You don't want trouble but sometimes trouble wants you.
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