R | | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Set in 1825, Clare, a young Irish convict woman, chases a British officer through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence he committed against her family. On the way she enlists the services of an Aboriginal tracker named Billy, who is also marked by trauma from his own violence-filled past.
Extensive research was done by writer-director Jennifer Kent on the history of convicts in Australia and the history of Tasmanian Aboriginal people. The filmmakers and cast also researched PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), violence against women, and how people deal with trauma.
Get me to the soldiers that came by this morning.
When Billy finds Uncle Charlie shot dead, he is clearly breathing.
" Tasmanian Aboriginal culture is a living culture. The Aboriginal language used in this film is called 'Palawa kani'. It was created by current day Tasmanian Aboriginal people using records of their original languages. Aboriginal actors cast in this film are from mainland Australia. They and we pay our respects to the aboriginal people of Lutruwita (Tasmania) past and present."
English, Irish, Aboriginal
$35,882 4 August 2019