Oxen Park Cinema Club

Sweet Country

Australian western set in the 1920s in the Northern Territory. An Aboriginal farmhand shoots a white man in self-defence and goes on the run as a posse chases him down through the outback.
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Sweet Country

Showing: Tue 16 Nov 2021

Also Showing: Sun 21 Nov 2021


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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, by Sergeant Fletcher (Bryan Brown) and his posse. 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?