Sweet Country

Direction
Year 
2017
Country
  • Australia
Duration
110min 
Audio Tracks 
Subtitles 

Northern Australia in the 1920s is the setting for this dramatic story of Sam, an aboriginal cattle breeder who kills Harry, a white station owner in self defense. He and his pregnant wife must therefore leave their home and go on the run. They set out across the beautiful but rugged landscape into the interior of the country. Hot on the heels is sergeant Fletcher, who is obsessed with catching Sam and trying to take him to court for the murder. The whole group pursuing Sam also includes local landowners as well as Fred (Sam Neill) and indigenous tracker Archie (Gibson John). But Sam knows the bush better than anyone else.…

This is a story about a painful chapter in Australia’s history, when racism was openly expressed by white settlers and indigenous people had no rights in their own country.

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Details

  • Original title
    Sweet Country
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    David Tranter, Steven McGregor
  • Cast
    Bryan Brown, Hamilton Morris, Thomas M.Wright, Sam Neill, Gibson John, Natassia Gorey-Furber, Matt Day
  • DOP
    Warwick Thornton
  • Editing
    Nick Meyers
  • Duration
    110 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
    2017
  • Country
    • Australia
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Awards
    • Venice Film Festival 2017 - Special Jury Prize
    • Toronto International Film Festival 2017 - Special Jury Prize
    • Adelaide Film Festival 2017 - Best film
    • Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards 2018 - Best Film, Best Lead Actor, Best Direction
    • Australian Directors Guild Awards 2019 - Best Direction in a Feature Film
    • Australian Film Critics Association Awards 2019 - Best Actor, Best Film, Best Supporting Actor, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography

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