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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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Sam Kelly
Shanika Cole ...
Lucy
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Harry March
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Fred Smith
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Mick Kennedy
Gibson John ...
Archie
Tremayne Doolan ...
Philomac
Trevon Doolan ...
Philomac
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Lizzie (as Natassia Gorey-Furber)
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Sergeant Fletcher
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Nell
Luka Magdeline Cole ...
Olive (as Luka May Glynn-Cole)
Tom Willoughby ...
Constable Minty
Lachlan J. Modrzynski ...
Constable Campbell (as Lachlan Modrzynski)
Martin McMillan ...
Barney
Charlie Jampijinpa Brown ...
Ceremony Elder
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Picture Show Man
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Judge Taylor
Leslie Rice ...
The Church Builder
Bernard Longbottom ...
Doctor Shields
Kiet-Senh Luu ...
The Cook
Wayne Sanderson ...
Drinker

Directed by

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Warwick Thornton

Written by

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David Tranter ... (screenplay by) and
Steven McGregor ... (screenplay by)

Produced by

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Scott Otto Anderson ... executive producer
Craig Deeker ... executive producer
David Jowsey ... producer
Christina Kennedy ... executive producer
Trevor Kennedy ... executive producer
Fiona Lanyon ... line producer
Oliver Lawrance ... executive producer
Andrew Mackie ... executive producer
Richard Payten ... executive producer
Greer Simpkin ... producer
David Tranter ... co-producer

Music by

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Michael Yezerski

Cinematography by

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Warwick Thornton

Film Editing by

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Nick Meyers

Editorial Department

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Trish Cahill ... colorist
Craig Deeker ... head of post production: The Gingerbread Man / i/o supervisor / on-line editor
Gerard Holmes ... post-production assistant
Miska Mandic ... first assistant editor
Elizabeth Poole ... post-production assistant
Walter Ratcliffe ... editor: electronic press kit
Carter Fred Simpkin ... assistant colorist (as Carter Simpkin)
Justin Ngy Tran ... assistant colorist (as Justin Tran)
Annie Zhang ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Anousha Zarkesh

Production Design by

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Tony Cronin

Art Direction by

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Theo Benton

Set Decoration by

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Jennifer Drake ... (as Jen Drake)

Costume Design by

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Heather Wallace

Makeup Department

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Rebecca Buratto ... makeup assistant (as Bec Buratto)
Beverley Freeman ... hair and makeup artist
Jen Rossiter ... makeup and hair designer (as Jennifer Rossiter)

Production Management

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Kim Bostock ... unit manager
Rachel Higgins ... post-production supervisor
Lauren Mather ... head of production: Bunya Productions

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Shannon Crotty ... second assistant director
James Dubay ... third assistant director
Kiara Milera ... trainee director
Tom Read ... first assistant director (as Thomas Read)
Dylan River ... second unit director

Art Department

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Bradley Adams ... art department assistant
Corrando Calesso ... art department assistant
Lillian Chester ... props buyer
Steve Craig ... construction lead hand
Robyn Cunneen ... assistant scenic artist
Eric Gittins ... construction
John Haratzis ... scenic artist
Matt Landreth ... construction manager
Rick Lewington ... art department runner
Cassie Sibbin ... props buyer
Mike Sievers ... art department runner (as Michael Sievers)
Jared Spencer ... construction
Geoffrey Tarr ... standby props (as Geoff Tarr)
Tori Wendt ... assistant standby props
Lillian Chester ... set dresser (uncredited)
Jennifer Drake ... set dressser (uncredited)

Sound Department

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James Andrews ... adr editor / adr recordist / dialogue editor
Mick Boraso ... sound effects editor
Duncan Campbell ... foley editor / foley recordist
Nigel Christensen ... sound effects editor
Sam Gain-Emery ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Chris Goodes ... adr recordist
Lachlan Harris ... sound designer
Phil Heywood ... re-recording mixer
Thom Kellar ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Evan McHugh ... adr recordist
Adrian Medhurst ... foley artist / re-recording engineer
Will Sheridan ... boom operator
Taras Spahic ... assistant sound editor
David Tranter ... sound recordist
Delroy Tranter ... sound trainee
Lachlan Harris ... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Thom Kellar ... sound designer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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John Sanderson ... special effects coordinator

Visual Effects by

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Daniel Beleski ... visual effects artist
James Brettell ... visual effects producer
Jean-Paul Burroughs ... lead compositor (as Jean Paul Burroughs)
Craig Deeker ... visual effects supervisor
Kaeden James ... visual effects artist
Chrissy Kavanagh ... visual effects producer
Michael Koorey ... visual effects artist
Anish Krishan ... visual effects artist
Walter Ratcliffe ... visual effects editor
Jeremy Word ... visual effects editor

Stunts

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Jennifer Bichard ... safety supervisor (as Jen Bichard)
Keith Bichard ... safety officer
Paul Phillips ... additional stunt coordinator (as Paul 'Halfy' Phillips)
Reg Roordink ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Warwick Baker ... still photographer
Michael Corridore ... still photographer
Matt Coulam ... best boy grip
Tamara Dean ... still photographer
Drew English ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Michael Fairbairn ... second assistant camera
Martin Fargher ... key grip
Daniel Foeldes ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Max Gersbach ... electrician
Yarron Jowsey ... data wrangler
Isaac Lindsay ... lighting technician
Greg Louis ... grip assistant
James Melky ... additional camera operator
Justin Plummer ... best boy electrician
Dylan River ... camera operator: "a" camera / director of photography: second unit
Andrew Robertson ... gaffer
Mark Rogers ... still photographer
Josh Tranter ... video split
Nathan Wiles ... grip
Scott Wood ... second assistant camera
Jules Wurm ... first assistant camera: "a" camera

Casting Department

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Tanith Glynn-Maloney ... extras casting
Peter Yates ... extras casting
Micaeley Gibson ... casting associate (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Brigid Dighton ... assistant art finisher
Olivia Iacobelli ... costume supervisor
Lachy Lang ... standby costume (as Lachlan Lang)
Ruby Parker ... costume assistant
Heather Wallace ... costume art finisher

Location Management

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Jesse Goninon ... location manager

Music Department

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Jemma Burns ... music licensing: Level Two
Damien Lane ... composer: additional music

Script and Continuity Department

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Stephen Cleary ... script editor

Other crew

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Elspeth Baird ... production accountant
Mark Bamford ... finance lawyer: Simpsons Solicitors
Jennifer Bichard ... unit nurse
Anni Browning ... completion guarantor: Film Finances, Inc.
Jean-Paul Burroughs ... electronic press kit (as Jean Paul Burroughs)
Geoff Butler ... caterer
Poppy Dowle ... completion guarantor: Film Finances, Inc.
Amanda Duthie ... executive: Adelaide Film Festival
Patrick Elkington ... unit assistant
Michael Fechner ... catering assistant
Bridie Ferguson ... unit assistant
Josh Fleury ... digital coordinator: samuel goldwyn films
Sara Gajic ... Business Affairs Executive: Fulcrum Media Finance
Erica Glynn ... production executive: Screen Australia
Tanith Glynn-Maloney ... trainee producer
Rachel Higgins ... post accountant
Mark Hollowell ... additional armorer
Tamara Kay ... auditor: Rosenfeld, Kant and Co.
Michelle Krumm ... production executive: South Australian Film Corporation
Ningali Lawford ... acting coach (as Ningali Lawford-Wolf) / dialogue coach (as Ningali Lawford-Wolf)
Hugo Leschen ... production executive: Screen Territory
Kara MacLean ... unit publicist
Emma Marshall ... production coordinator
Graeme Mason ... production executive: Screen Australia
Bridget May ... production executive: Screen Territory
Kevin McLean ... unit publicist
Sharon Menzies ... finance executive: Fulcrum Media Finance
Reezy Miller ... post-production scripts
Phil Pike ... unit assistant
Karen Radzyner ... production executive: create NSW
Elle Reid ... runner
Craig Shand ... insurance broker
Annabelle Sheehan ... production executive: South Australian Film Corporation
Carter Fred Simpkin ... electronic press kit (as Carter Simpkin)
Penny Smallacombe ... production executive: Screen Australia
Gai Steele ... legal services
Cathy Turner ... tutor
Scott Warwick ... armorer
Jim Willoughby ... dog wrangler / horse master
Tom Willoughby ... horse wrangler
Sophia Zachariou ... production executive: Create NSW

Thanks

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Bridget May ... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary
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Taglines Justice seen to be done just isn't enough. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Прекрасна страна (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Mila zemlja (Croatia)
  • Güzel Ülke (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • スウィート・カントリー (Japan, Japanese title)
  • Nuostabi šalis (Lithuania)
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Runtime
  • 113 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia The film is based on a real life true crime murder case where an Aboriginal man was arrested and put on trial for murdering a white man in central Australia during the 1920s. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Sweet Country: Behind the Scenes (2018). See more »
Soundtracks (There ll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me) See more »
Quotes Fred Smith: We're all equal here. We're all equal in the eyes of the Lord.
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