Sweet Country (MA 15+)

Sweet Country movie poster

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.

"Stark, shocking, superbly shot... This is fiercely powerful storytelling" - GUARDIAN

"Unforgettable. A new Australian classic" - THE GLOBE AND MAIL

"exceptionally fine" - DAVID STRATTON

"A drama of imposing breadth and emotional depth." - HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

"A milestone for Australian indigenous cinema" - SCREEN INTERNATIONAL

"A film that will inspire audiences with a feeling of righteous fury and national pride. Must see!" - FILMINK AUSTRALIA

"majestic" - VARIETY

"Powerful and poignant... packs an emotional punch" - NEWS.COM.AU

Cast: Bryan Brown, Sam Neill, Hamilton Morris, Natassia Gorey-Furber, Thomas M. Wright, Anni Finsterer, Matt Day, Ewen Leslie

Director: Warwick Thornton


Thursday, 22 February 2018: 11:20 AM (ends 1:25 PM) Reserve

Friday, 23 February 2018: 1:40 PM (ends 3:45 PM) Reserve

Saturday, 24 February 2018: 12:20 PM (ends 2:25 PM) Reserve

Sunday, 25 February 2018: 4:10 PM (ends 6:15 PM) Reserve

Thursday, 1 March 2018: 1:50 PM (ends 3:55 PM) Reserve

Friday, 2 March 2018: 5:30 PM (ends 7:35 PM) Reserve

Sunday, 4 March 2018: 7:10 PM (ends 9:15 PM) Reserve

Wednesday, 7 March 2018: 2:10 PM (ends 4:15 PM) Reserve

Ticket Prices

  • 2D screenings:
    Adults $12 • Seniors $11 • Children (aged 3 to 12) $10 • Two movies same day/person $20 - includes tea or coffee (3D films excluded)
  • 3D screenings:
    All tickets $13 or $45 for family of four (max two adults, children aged 3 to 12)
  • NT Live:
    Adults $25 • Seniors $23 • Full-time students/children $15 • Student groups (10+) $12 each
  • MET Opera:
    Adults $28 • Seniors $23

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