Following its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival, the first trailer has arrived online for the Australian Western crime drama Sweet Country. Directed by Warwick Thornton, the film stars Hamilton Morris, Sam Neill, Natassia Gorey-Furber, Bryan Brown, Gibson John, Thomas M.Wright, and Ewen Leslie; watch it below…
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. Will Sam be captured and will justice be served?