Warwick Thornton’s award winning new film Sweet Country drops its first official trailer. Hamilton Morris, Sam Neill, Bryan Brown and Ewen Leslie star. This will be the 2017 AACTA Best Picture, Director, Actor, Supporting Actor, Cinematographer, Adapted Screenplay winner. Place your bets, kids!
Synopsis: Inspired by real events, Sweet Country is a period western set in 1929 in the outback of the Northern Territory, Australia. When Aboriginal stockman Sam (Hamilton Morris) kills white station owner Harry March (Ewen Leslie) in self-defence, Sam and his wife Lizzie (Natassia Gorey-Furber) go on the run. They are pursued across the outback, through glorious but harsh desert country.
Sergeant Fletcher (Bryan Brown) leads the posse with the help of Aboriginal tracker Archie (Gibson John) and local landowners Fred Smith (Sam Neill) and Mick Kennedy (Thomas M. Wright). Fletcher is desperate to capture Sam and put him on trial for murder – but Sam is an expert bushman and he has little difficulty outlasting them. Eventually, for the health of his pregnant wife, Sam decides to give himself up. He is put on trial in the courtroom of Judge Taylor (Matt Day). But will justice be served?
SWEET COUNTRY releases in AUSTRALIA on 7 OCTOBER, 2017 through TRANSMISSION FILMS