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SWEET COUNTRY

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SWEET COUNTRY

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 113m 8s

Release date 09/03/2018

BBFCInsight strong language, injury detail, violence, racism theme

Genre(s) Drama, Western

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 This work was 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.

Details

Title
SWEET COUNTRY
Year
2017
Distributor(s)
Thunderbird Releasing Ltd
Classified date(s)
15/12/2017
Main language
English, Aboriginal
Submitted run time
113m 8s
Approved footage
10182+0
BBFC reference
AFF358700
Registration number
CFJ43695
Remarks
Part Subtitled

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