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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.

Director:

Warwick Thornton

Writers:

David Tranter (screenplay by), Steven McGregor (screenplay by)
22 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hamilton Morris ... Sam Kelly
Shanika Cole Shanika Cole ... Lucy
Ewen Leslie ... Harry March
Sam Neill ... Fred Smith
Thomas M. Wright ... Mick Kennedy
Gibson John Gibson John ... Archie
Tremayne Doolan Tremayne Doolan ... Philomac
Trevon Doolan Trevon Doolan ... Philomac
Natassia Gorey Furber ... Lizzie (as Natassia Gorey-Furber)
Bryan Brown ... Sergeant Fletcher
Anni Finsterer ... Nell
Luka Magdeline Cole Luka Magdeline Cole ... Olive (as Luka May Glynn-Cole)
Tom Willoughby Tom Willoughby ... Constable Minty
Lachlan J. Modrzynski Lachlan J. Modrzynski ... Constable Campbell (as Lachlan Modrzynski)
Martin McMillan Martin McMillan ... Barney
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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 itself is put on trial See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

This Australian film was filmed in both South Australia and the Northern Territory but was post-produced in New South Wales. As such, the production of this picture took place across three Australian states or territories. See more »

Goofs

When March unloads the Lee Enfield, there are more than 5 rounds (the magazine only took five) also he uses his fingers to retract the bolt, as a veteran of the trenches it was more probable that he would "palm" the action. 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

References Heaven's Gate (1980) 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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26 January 2018 | by mhodder-43884See all my reviews

I saw this film on 25th January with my granddaughter who is Aboriginal. Most fitting on the eve of the last day of freedom for Indigenous people. A very moving film that brought home and really reminded us of the cruel and widely hidden history of this country. Should be compulsory viewing for all high school students and used as a starting point for students to explore and examine their local Indigenous history. I hope to be able to buy a copy in the near future.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English | Aboriginal

Release Date:

6 April 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,895, 8 April 2018

Gross USA:

$104,297

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,847,693
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Sound Mix:

D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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