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SWEET COUNTRY (2017)

SWEET COUNTRY <span>(2017)</span> artwork

SWEET COUNTRY (2017)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 111

Release dates 02/07/2018, 09/03/2018

BBFCInsight strong language, injury detail, violence, racism theme

Genre(s) Western, Drama

Director(s) Warwick Thornton

Cast includes Bryan Brown, Matt Day, Tremayne Doolan, Trevon Doolan, Anni Finsterer, Natassia Gorey Furber

Summary SWEET COUNTRY is an Australian Western drama in which an Aboriginal farmhand must go on the run after killing a white man in self defence.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 27/02/2018

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

SWEET COUNTRY is an Australian Western drama in which an Aboriginal farmhand must go on the run after killing a white man in self defence.

Language

There is frequent use of strong language ('f**k'). Milder terms include 'prick', 'shit', 'bullshit', 'dickhead', 'bastard', 'bloody', 'arse', 'piss' and 'balls'.

Injury detail

Brief close-up images of gory injuries include sight of blood spurting from a bullet wound in a man's neck.

Violence

Occasional scenes of violence include a shooting that results in heavy blood spray and aftermath wound detail. Milder violence includes non-graphic shootings, punches and scenes in which a man whips a young boy and chains him up outside.

A woman is raped; the scene takes place in the dark and is indicated only by sound.

Discrimination

There are scenes of racist behaviour throughout, including use of discriminatory terms (eg 'black bastard', 'boy', 'half caste') and racially motivated violence. The work as a whole does not condone discriminatory attitudes or language.

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Details

Title
SWEET COUNTRY
Year
2017
Formats
Cinema, DVD
Distributor(s)
Thunderbird Releasing Ltd
Classified date(s)
22/05/2018
Main language
English
Other languages
English
BBFC reference
AZF358700

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