The Nightingale (2018)

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2h 16min
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Synopsis:
"The Nightingale" is a meditation on the consequences of violence and the price of seeking vengeance. Set during the colonization of Australia in 1825, the film follows Clare (Ainsling Franciosi), a 21-year-old Irish convict. Having served her 7-year sentence, she is desperate to be free of her abusive master, Lieutenant Hawkins (Sam Claflin) who refuses to release her from his charge. Clare’s husband Aidan (Michael Sheasby) retaliates and she becomes the victim of a harrowing crime at the hands of the lieutenant and his cronies. When British authorities fail to deliver justice, Clare decides to pursue Hawkins, who leaves his post suddenly to secure a captaincy up north.
Unable to find compatriots for her journey, she is forced to enlist the help of a young Aboriginal tracker Billy (Baykali Ganambarr) who grudgingly takes her through the rugged wilderness to track down Hawkins. The terrain and the prevailing hostilities are frightening, as fighting between the original inhabitants of the land and its colonisers plays out in what is now known as ‘The Black War.’ Clare and Billy are hostile towards each other from the outset, both suffering their own traumas and mutual distrust, but as their journey leads them deeper into the wilderness, they must learn to find empathy for one another, while weighing the true cost of revenge.
Actors:
, , , , , Baykali Ganambarr, Sam Smith, , , , , Luke Carroll, , Magnolia Maymuru, Claire Jones, Caleb Crack, Zachary Gorman, Jerry Bitting, Campbell McKenzie, Benjamin Creek
Directors:
Jennifer Kent
Others:
Baykali Ganambarr
Studio:
IFC Films
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Drama, Thrillers
Awards:

2018 Venice Film Festival Special Jury Prize

2018 Venice Film Festival Marcello Mastroianni Award

BBFC:
Released in Cinema:
29/11/2019
Run Time:
136 minutes

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