Sweet Country

Sweet Country

Downloadable Video - 2018
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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 neighboring 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-defense. 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.
Publisher: [United States] :, Samuel Goldwyn Films, LLC,, 2018
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 113 min.)) : sd., col
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firefly5
Jul 01, 2019

I didn't watch much of this movie. It was too violent for me. It seemed to have a lot of hatred and racism involved. Also lots of swearing. I do not find that entertainment.

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uncommonreader
Jun 09, 2019

The last line in the film is "What chance does this country have?"
Indeed - built on this racist past and ongoing racism.

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empbee
Apr 29, 2019

A sometimes hard to watch movie about colonial brutality in the Northern Territory of Australia. Simple but effective directing.

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kaybea
Mar 27, 2019

A western film that creates a vision of the Australian outback with a brutal sense of justice. Is civilization possible in a nation where discrimination has such deep roots?

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Skydiveboy
Jan 08, 2019

Thanks, I love the F word.

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DiabloDog
Dec 13, 2018

If you like the "F" word, you'll love this movie.

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bobrandle22
Aug 21, 2018

But for the ending. Overall OK, then a rust to finish in the last 5 minutes. Why do so many movies make the same mistake.
cheers Bob

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jimg2000
Aug 04, 2018

A by the book racially charged Aussie Western. Accolades all around from the pundits praising the Outback setting and cinematography. Hate to admit, watched most of it at 1.5X to 2.0X. Even the climatic end was predictable. However, did enjoyed the felicitous song "Peace In The Valley" performed by Johnny Cash with the Carter Family as the credit rolled.

"There will be peace in the valley for me, some day
There will be peace in the valley for me, oh Lord I pray"

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