Sweet Country

Dir: Warwick Thornton



113 mins



Hamilton Morris, Natassia Gorey-Furber, Sam Neill

‘A stark, shocking movie, superbly shot by Thornton’ ***** Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Sweet Country is a fugitive drama set in Australia’s Northern Territory. Warwick Thornton (Samson & Delilah) directs this compelling period drama set in 1929 that has contemporary relevance for its depiction of the rule of law run amok.

Inspired by real events and featuring a cast of non-professional Aboriginal actors, this film has a rare authenticity. Sam Neill plays Fred Smith, a preacher whose land is worked by Aboriginal stockman Sam Kelly (Hamilton Morris). The tentative peace of the outback is broken when Sam is forced to kill in self-defense. Sam flees with his wife Lizzie (Natassia Gorey-Furber), pursued by a posse.

With clipped dialogue, beautiful cinematography of the Northern Territory and impressive performances, this Western brings all the talent that won Warwick Thornton the Camera d’Or for his debut.

Booking Information

0207 377 1407


Release Date

9 March 2018

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