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Rams (2020)

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A decades-long feud between two sheep farming brothers comes to a head when disaster strikes their flocks.


Jeremy Sims


Jules Duncan (screenplay by), Grímur Hákonarson (based on the film by)
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Credited cast:
Sam Neill ... Colin
Miranda Richardson ... Kat
Asher Keddie ... Angela
Michael Caton ... Les
Wayne Blair ... Lionel
Hayley McElhinney Hayley McElhinney ... May
Leon Ford ... De Vries
Travis McMahon Travis McMahon ... Fergo
Kipan Rothbury ... Frenchie
Asher Yasbincek ... Sally
Will McNeill ... Jackson
Bevan 'Fudd'Lang Bevan 'Fudd'Lang ... Fireman


In remote Western Australia, two estranged brothers, Colin (Sam Neill) and Les (Michael Caton), are at war. Raising separate flocks of sheep descended from their family's prized bloodline, the two men work side by side yet are worlds apart. When Les's prize ram is diagnosed with a rare and lethal illness, authorities order a purge of every sheep in the valley. While Colin attempts to stealthily outwit the powers that be, Les opts for angry defiance. But can the warring brothers set aside their differences and have a chance to reunite their family, save their herd, and bring their community back together?

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Composer Antony Partos has previously worked on several notable Australian productions, including 'Animal Kingdom', 'The Rover', and the ABC television production 'The Slap'. See more »


When Colin simply pulls up a board that Les has shot a hole into, it is shown to have a tongue and groove. The tongue and groove would make it impossible to pull up the board without a lot of work on the other boards. See more »


Remake of Rams (2015) See more »

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Look here, ewe!
1 November 2020 | by Phil_M_A_KerrSee all my reviews

Nice lenses do the rural landscape justice. Digital grading adds a, dunno, surreal element maybe? Different to The Year My Voice Broke (1987), a rural favourite for many, coz that one was on film. Still, this one has a unique, handsome look to it. Top acting from Sam Neill & Michael Caton, one of them skilfully playing the "black sheep" of the family. Baaa. Thoughtful cross section of age groups referenced in supporting cast. Earnest performances all round. Sure, there are arche + stereo types but the balance of harshness and humour is spot on. Proper harrowing moments lead to unabashed farm animal chuckles & lol's. Never grew up rural but you kinda understand that time moves a bit different out there. Complaints over its length are probably from city folk. Am I wrong? Beautiful snapshot of the oft mythologised rural Oz.

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Release Date:

29 October 2020 (Australia) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


Color | Black and White (still photographs and archival footage)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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