september, 2018

201819sep8:00 pmSweet CountryWarwick Thornton | AUS | 2017 | Western, Drama, Crime | 113 min | English | Berlin Premiere8:00 pm Country:AustraliaGenre:Crime,Drama,WesternPremiere Status:BerlinFilm Tags:Festival Opening,Followed by Reception,With Introduction

Film Info

Sam, a middle-aged Aboriginal man, works for a preacher in the outback of Australia’s Northern Territory. When Harry, a bitter war veteran, moves into a neighbouring outpost, the preacher sends Sam and his family to help Harry renovate his cattle yards. But Sam’s relationship with the cruel and ill-tempered Harry quickly deteriorates, culminating in a violent shootout in which Sam kills Harry in self-defence. As a result, Sam becomes a wanted criminal for the murder of a white man, and is forced to flee with his wife across the deadly outback, through glorious but harsh desert country. A hunting party led by the local lawman Sergeant Fletcher is formed to track Sam down. But as the true details of the killing start to surface, the community begins to question whether justice is really being served.

Additional Info


Introduced by the Australian Embassy in Berlin and followed by the Opening Night reception sponsored by the Australian Embassy in Berlin.

Bryan Brown
Hamilton Morris
Sam Neill
Ewen Leslie
Natassia Gorey-Furber

Director’s Filmography
We Don’t Need a Map (2017)
The Darkside (2013)
Samson & Delilah (2009)

Festival Attendance
Filmfest München 2018
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2018
Sundance Film Festival 2018 London Film Festival 2017
Toronto International Film Festival 2017
Venice Film Festival 2017

Special Jury Award at Venice Film Festival 2017
Platform Prize at Toronto International Film Festival 2017
Best Feature Film at Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2017