About

Set in the Australian outback in the 1880s, the movie follows the series of events following the horrific rape and murder of the Hopkins family, allegedly committed by the infamous Burns brothers gang. Captain Morris Stanley captures Charlie Burns and gives him 9 days to kill his older dangerous psychopathic brother, or else they'll hang his younger mentally slow brother on Christmas Day.

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Directed by

John Hillcoat

Written by

Nick Cave (Screenplay)
Geoffrey Cox (Script Editor)

Runtime

104 minutes

Country

United Kingdom, Australia

Language

English

Tagline

This land will be civilized.

Cast

Keywords

violence psychopath brutality gang shootout australia whipping sunset hideout outlaw misanthrophy sadist aborigine savagery gallows retribution flogging

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#552 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?