Sweet Country (2017)

R   |    |  Adventure, Crime, Drama


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Australian western set on the Northern Territory frontier in the 1920s, where justice itself is put on trial when an aged Aboriginal farmhand shoots a white man in self-defense and goes on the run as a posse gathers to hunt him down.


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9 March 2019 | robertemerald
8
| Clever story of hope and tragedy
When a good cinematographer gets behind a movie landscapes reveal all their beauty and possibilities, and movies become as much about art as about a story. Such is the case here. The story itself is a very real example of what aboriginals in Australia must have suffered for decades. As such it is a most important document. The story is more than that though, and is a very sober and insightful look at the depth, or lack of depth, in people's characters, both for the oppressed and the oppressors. And it has some surprising moments, is genuinely authentic, and leads us to a very real hero. Fantastic performances by all the cast, this is a very fine example of Australian film.

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Release Date:

6 April 2018

Language

English, Aboriginal


Country of Origin

Australia

Filming Locations

Lake Gairdner, South Australia, Australia

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,895 8 April 2018

Gross USA:

$104,297

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,847,693

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