Sweet Country

  • Screening Dates: 26th July, 8 PM   //  2nd August, 6 PM
  • Starring: Sam Neill, Hamilton Morris, Bryan Brown, Matt Day, Anni Finsterer, Ewan Leslie
  • Directed by: Warwick Thornton
  • Running time: 113 mins
  • Rating: M
  • Language: English, Arrernte - with English subtitles


Sam (Hamilton Morris)  is a middle-aged Aboriginal farmer in the outback of Australia’s Northern Territory. He is sent by a preacher to help a bitter war veteran named Harry ( Ewan Leslie) to help renovate the latter’s cattle yards. Sam’s relationship with Harry quickly deteriorates, resulting in a fight ending with Sam killing Harry in self-defence. For the murder of a white man, Sam is now on the run from the law with his wife across the deadly outback. A manhunt for the farmer is on, led by Sergeant Fletcher (Bryan Brown), but questions of justice start to surface among the community as the true details of the murder come to light.Sweet Country is a 2017 Australian film directed by Warwick Thornton. It is set in 1929 in the outback of the Northern Territory, Australia.