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Australia, 2017, 110mins, R16 Violence, Sexual Violence, Offensive Language & content that may disturb

  • Directed by Warwick Thornton (‘We Don’t Need a Map’, ‘Samson and Delilah’)
  • Starring Bryan Brown, Sam Neill, Hamilton Morris, Thomas M. Wright, Ewen Leslie, Anni Finsterer, Matt Day
  • Written by Steven McGregor, David Tranter
  • Adventure, Crime, Drama, True Story & Biography, Western
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Special Jury Prize winner at Venice Film Festival 2017.
Platform Prize winner at Toronto International Film Festival 2017.



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A drama of imposing breadth and emotional depth.
Hollywood Reporter

Warwick Thornton’s award-winning Australian western set in the outback of the Northern Territory, 1929. When Aboriginal stockman Sam (newcomer Hamilton Morris) kills a white station owner in self-defence, he goes on the run.

The beauty of Alice Springs offers a profound contrast with the ugly acts committed by its inhumane colonists.
Total Film

Described as Australian’s equivalent of an iconic American western, Sweet Country is a gripping, moving drama that pulls back the curtain on a darker chapter in our history.
ABC Radio Brisbane

The spare, classical chase drama that ensues is seeded with barbed observations on colonialism, cultural erasure and rough justice, kept poetically succinct by Thornton’s lithe, soaring visual storytelling.