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,With Introduction

Time

(Wednesday) 8:00 pm

Location

Moviemento Kino

Kottbusser Damm 22, 10967 Berlin

Additional Info

Introduction by the Australian Embassy in Berlin.

Followed by the Opening Night reception at the cinema lounge.

 

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

 

Awards

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

 

Trivia

95% on Rotten Tomatoes “Tomatometer” and 8,3/10 rating; IMDB: 7,0/10

Synopsis

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.

Cast
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)

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