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Sweet Country (2017)

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Australian western set on the Northern Territory frontier in the 1920s, where justice itself is put on trial when an aged Aboriginal farmhand shoots a white man in self-defense and goes on the run as a posse gathers to hunt him down.

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Warwick Thornton
11 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Bryan Brown ... Sergeant Fletcher
Luka Magdeline Cole Luka Magdeline Cole ... Olive
Shanika Cole Shanika Cole ... Lucy
Matt Day ... Judge Taylor
Tremayne Doolan Tremayne Doolan ... Philomac
Trevon Doolan Trevon Doolan ... Philomac
Anni Finsterer ... Nell
Natassia Gorey Furber ... Lizzie
Gibson John Gibson John ... Archie
Ewen Leslie ... Harry March
Lachlan J. Modrzynski Lachlan J. Modrzynski ... Constable Campbell
Hamilton Morris ... Sam Kelly
Sam Neill ... Fred Smith
Sotiris Tzelios ... Picture Show Man
Thomas M. Wright ... Mick Kennedy
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Australian western set on the Northern Territory frontier in the 1920s, where justice itself is put on trial when an aged Aboriginal farmhand shoots a white man in self-defense and goes on the run as a posse gathers to hunt him down.

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Justice seen to be done just isn't enough. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, bloody images and for language throughout | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English | Aboriginal

Release Date:

6 April 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mila zemlja See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$95,609, 3 June 2018
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Sound Mix:

D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film in 2018 was nominated for 10 AACTA (Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts) Awards including Best Supporting Actress (Natassia Gorey-Furber), Best Sound (David Tranter, Thom Kellar, Sam Gain-Emery, Will Sheridan), Best Costume Design (Heather Wallace) and Best Casting (Anousha Zarkesh). In the end, the film won 6 AACTA Awards, including Best Film, Best Director (Warwick Thornton), Best Lead Actor (Hamilton Morris), Best Editing (Nick Meyers), Best Cinematography (Warwick Thornton), and Best Original Screenplay (David Tranter, Steven McGregor). See more »

Quotes

Fred Smith: We're all equal here. We're all equal in the eyes of the Lord.
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Connections

Referenced in Sweet Country: Sam Neill and Bryan Brown (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

(There ll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me)
Written by Thomas A. Dorsey (as T Dorsey)
(© Hill and Range Soundwind Music
Licensed courtesy of BMG AM Pty Ltd)
Performed by Johnny Cash
Courtesy of Columbia Nashville
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment Australia Pty Ltd
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A must see
7 February 2018 | by AdamChapman1996See all my reviews

This movie is an absolute masterpiece of Australian cinema. The way it tells the story is nothing short of amazing. The Cinemaphotography is a joy to take in, it really shows the Australian outback in all of its glory. This film is a must see for anyone looking for a film that will impact your life in a very real way. This is real cinema in all of its glory


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