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SWEET COUNTRY (15) – 2017 Australia 113 min
Thursday 3 May 2018
Director: Warwick Thornton
Stars: Hamilton Morris, Bryan Brown, Sam Neill
In early 20th century Australia, Sam (Morris), an Aboriginal stockman, is charged with the murder of a white man. A trial of nail-biting suspense ensues, amidst an atmosphere heavy with racial hatred and threats of summary justice. Fearing the worst, Sam and his wife flee into the desert – a cruel, if stunningly beautiful, environment. With astonishing performances from the indigenous amateur cast, Sweet Country brings a much-needed indigenous perspective to Australian cinema.