Rent Sweet Country (2017)

3.2 of 5 from 325 ratings
1h 49min
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Synopsis:
1920's outback Australia, Northern Territory. When Sam (Hamilton Morris), an Aboriginal farmhand who works for the local preacher (Sam Neill) is sent to help new neighbour and bitter war veteran Harry (Ewen Leslie), their relationship quickly deteriorates, ending in a violent and fatal shootout. Sam is forced to flee with his wife, pursued by lawman Sergeant Fletcher (Bryan Brown), but as the truth starts to surface, the community begins to question whether justice is really being served.
Actors:
, , Tremayne Doolan, , Natassia Gorey Furber, Gibson John, , Lachlan J. Modrzynski, , , Sotiris Tzelios,
Directors:
Producers:
David Jowsey, Greer Simpkin
Writers:
Steven McGregor, David Tranter
Studio:
Thunderbird Releasing
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Classics, Drama
Countries:
Australia
Awards:

2017 Venice Film Festival Special Jury Prize

BBFC:
Release Date:
09/07/2018
Run Time:
109 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Bonus:
  • Cast and Crew Interviews
  • "Big World" (from The Turning) directed by Warwick Thornton
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Trailers
BBFC:
Release Date:
09/07/2018
Run Time:
113 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Bonus:
  • Cast and Crew Interviews
  • "Big World" (from The Turning) directed by Warwick Thornton
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Trailers

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Reviews (2) of Sweet Country

Dislikeable period in history. - Sweet Country review by PT

Spoiler Alert

All but the lead character are difficult to like, Lots of bullying, intimidation, brutality and of course, the main theme of the film, the deep rooted racism against aboriginies.

The film draws a picture of that era in Australian history, draws a grity picture of life with very few people enjoying any happiness.

Grity, little to please other than the scope of the Australian outback.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Starkly gripping and visually stunning - Sweet Country review by TE

Spoiler Alert

Powerful film set in the Australian outback in 1929. It is one of a number of recent Australian movies that are keeping alive the Western genre. Here the racism is directed at the aborigine people rather than native Americans.

The setting is very realistic, dusty, grimy and hard-scrabble living all around.

Most notable of all is the brilliant use of the harsh but beautiful landscapes.

My only quibble is with the use of quick insertions of scenes depicting both past and future events. It's a great story, just tell it straight!

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

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