Sweet Country

Australia, 1920-ies. Defending himself from a drunk angry landowner, native Sam kills him and his wife on the run. As local lawman Sergeant Fletcher is confident that the white landowner was a good man, then decides at any cost to catch the fugitive and deliver him to the gallows.

  • Warwick Thornton

Release Date: 2018-04-06
IMDb icon 6.9/10
  • Country: AU
  • Language: English | Aboriginal
  • Runtime: 1h:53m
Maryanna Kaleena
21 May 2018 | 06:20

"Sweet land" (in another translation "nice country") tells us about a black Sam and his wife, who were lucky enough to be under advanced protection for 20 years of the white man, and helped the living with him in same roof on an equal footing. But once the patron went to the town, and Sam is visited by less advanced white considering black women's personal prostitutes, and black men slaves. At the time of the secondary visit Sam has to protect his life and the life of his wife, and he kills white boy's ass. Good patron so not returned Sam my wife we have to walk to escape from a white Sheriff, for which the color of the skin — the most important proof of guilt.

The film is very beautiful with the point of view of the operator's shooting, nature Australia shows absolutely incredible. Favorite American theme I usually doesn't favor too, but there is a picture deserves a special praise — very interesting to see that the confrontation between the modern and ossified minds. The judge, Sheriff and the crowd are showing themselves to be a variety of sides and the final is quite unpredictable. I recommend to view.

8 from 10

Janela Dorey
27 September 2018 | 08:08

Despite that the movie "Sweet land" reached the Internet just now (and that — via the Internet), the way it began a year ago on the Venice film festival, where was favored by critics and awarded a special jury prize. Earlier, in 2009, the film's Director, Warwick Thornton, was awarded Cannes his debut film "Samson and Delilah" and the prize "Golden camera". How can see the relationship with critics have the Director has developed a warm, but how about the viewer?

"The sweet edge" — neo-Western, which is trying to expand beyond the classical genre, revived for to give a new field for experiments ("Bone Tomahawk", "Bypass Mika", "Disgusting eight"). The action takes place that noteworthy Australia 20-ies of the last century, when one white man decides that he controlled the lives and fate of a black man, and then gives back and he has to go to run for the local Sheriff vehemently want to put the violator of the law.

As you understand, the film decides to open the subject of racism, but not good only the level of "oppressed white black AI-Yai-Yai", and trying to burrow into its roots, asking the question "why do older black men allowed himself to be humiliated and their own life?". And I was just to recall the recent words of Kanye West on about slavery: "When it comes to slavery lasted 400 years — 400 years, really? It sounds like an informed choice. You were slaves 400 years, each of you. As if we were in the mental prison". And immediately adds: "I said that the idea of stay on over 400 years sounds for me as a choice. I never said it is a choice. I never said slavery itself myself, like pads and circuits — it is a choice. So I built a chain of "slavery-400 years-prison of the mind"". In more about this film that demonstrate a scene where is manifested in the omission of black masculine men trying to raise their children as alpha males, instructing words a La "a real man does not give up offense" that causes a dissonance, on the background of the ruthless attitude of the white patron with regard to them. And only the main character is not ruffled about his courage, and just shows how to act, tearing down the "mental chains".

Besides the semantic component, the Director is experimenting with a form of a movie, but it — decides to show the final point (or alluding to them moments) the characters in this story. It is there something like flashforward, destroying the suspense regarding the fate of the character. This curious admission raises the idea that we are the movie is not in order to reach the finals, to see the end point of the narrative, and in order to together with character to Wade through the jungle of events to the final stage. No matter we want to experience the story for yourself so no spoilers for us not a hindrance.

All of the above sounds wonderful and such interesting, components of the film deserve attention, and they want to see. But the Director is so in love thinking feeling that the film is about so much to think (still, it in fact included in competition at the Venice festival, and there humble opinion the films are not in high esteem), there is on quite a significant part of the timing that leads to a boring narrative of a good story. And here already the viewer should decide for himself: "For me the most important bright form or a well-told story?".

Milzie Darsey
24 November 2019 | 10:53

All these the Oscar-winning "12 years of slavery" and similar movies to really hurt that against what they stand for. So highly disrupted that at the mere description of the plot of "white people trample on the rights of the other" most say "next".

In such a situation to make a film about the hardships of life not free people — very bold (and slightly profitable) step. Personally, I was impressed with that is — not Hollywood, and Australia, there very well truthfully relieve despair.

Predstvait themselves to Australia in the early twentieth century. The natives do not considered for people no matter was canceled slavery (and did it only 1926) or not yet. You hear — "aborigines killed a white man and ran away". If you were a judge, how many seconds do you would take the verdict? And the creators of the film was interesting to tell this history — even under the end of the movie, when you realize that it's been two hours, you feel spend nothing. With you shared a grim but a beautifully told story about how man hard to go against stereotypes, and no matter what color his skin — this differs from Australia Hollywood them in the house of cameras and weights, there is a special card with reference the wrong color.

The plot is not missing — here and shooting, drama the road movie. Excellent shooting, kazatskoye face, original story. Bored once, and happy — nothing. To paraphrase Nikitchuk, "Excuse me, do us Australia" (C)

7.5 out of 10

Don't wait polegchalo heart after viewing. The closest analogues — "Bone Tomahawk" (with a touch of mysticism) and "Strictly to the West" (Western, but same shares of hopelessness).

How long is Sweet Country?
2h 33m
Who is the director of the movie Sweet Country?
This tv-show was directed by Warwick Thornton.
What is the genre of Sweet Country?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Crime, Adventure, Drama, History, Western, Best movies 2018, Best Drama Movies 2018, Best History Movies 2018, Best Western Movies 2018.
Who starred in Sweet Country?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Bryan Brown, Matt Day, Tremayne Doolan, Trevon Doolan, Anni Finsterer.
What is Sweet Country IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 6.9.
When was Sweet Country released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2018-04-06.