SWEET COUNTRY

By Warwick THORNTON

THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - as FEST

Western - Completed 2017


Festivals
& Awards

La Biennale di Venezia - Venice FF 2017
Competition SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
Toronto - TIFF 2017
Platform TORONTO PLATFORM PRIZE PRESENTED BY AIR FRANCE
Busan IFF 2017
World Cinema
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Western
    • Countries
    • AUSTRALIA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 5 - 10 M$
    • Duration
    • 113 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Warwick THORNTON
    • Writer(s)
    • David TRANTER, Steven MCGREGOR
    • Producer(s)
    • Greer SIMPKIN (BUNYA PRODUCTIONS PTY LTD), David JOWSEY (BUNYA PRODUCTIONS PTY LTD)
    • Synopsis
    • Sam, a middle-aged Aboriginal man, works for a preacher in the outback of Australia’s Northern Territory. When Harry, a bitter war veteran, moves into a neighbouring outpost, the preacher sends Sam and his family to help Harry renovate his cattle yards. But Sam’s relationship with the cruel and ill-tempered Harry quickly deteriorates, culminating in a violent shootout in which Sam kills Harry in self-defence.

      As a result, Sam becomes a wanted criminal for the murder of a white man, and is forced to flee with his wife across the deadly outback, through glorious but harsh desert country. A hunting party led by the local lawman Sergeant Fletcher is formed to track Sam down. But as the true details of the killing start to surface, the community begins to question whether justice is really being served.
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