About

It’s 1929 on the vast, desert-like, Eastern Arrernte Nation lands that are now known as the Central Australian outback. Sam Kelly, a middle-aged Aboriginal man, works the land of a kind preacher, Fred Smith. After an ill-tempered bully arrives in town and Kelly kills him in self-defence, he and his wife go on the run as a posse gathers to hunt him down.

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Directed by

Warwick Thornton

Written by

Steven McGregor (Writer)
David Tranter (Writer)

Runtime

113 minutes

Country

Australia

Language

English

Tagline

Justice itself is put on trial

Cast

Keywords

desert rape based on a true story slavery bible australia court case 1920s australian aborigine abuse of power aboriginal spoken

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