Australian western set on the Northern Territory frontier in the 1920s, where justice itself is put on trial when an aged Aboriginal farmhand shoots a white man in self defense and goes on the run as posse gathers to hunt him down.

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Australian western set on the Northern Territory frontier in the 1920s, where justice itself is put on trial when an aged Aboriginal farmhand shoots a white man in self defense and goes on the run as posse gathers to hunt him down.

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Third major theatrical feature film in eight years to have support, funding, and investment from the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC) and to feature the word "country" in the movie's title. The previous two pictures were Dark Frontier (2009) and Charlie's Country (2013). For each of the three movies, there is a four year interval between each production, from Dark Frontier (2009), then to Charlie's Country (2013), and then to Sweet Country (2017). Moreover, the unrelated similarly titled short film, Sweet, Sweet Country (2013), debuted in the same 2013 year as Charlie's Country (2013), and further, Sweet Country (2017) director Warwick Thornton's first dramatic feature film, Samson and Delilah (2009), premiered in the same 2009 year as Dark Frontier (2009). See more »

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