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A period western set on the Northern Territory frontier where justice is put on trial.


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Cast & Crew & Production Details

Sam Neill - Bryan Brown - Hamilton Morris - Ewen Leslie - Thomas M Wright - Natassia Gorey-Furber - Gibson John - Anni Finsterer - Matt Day
Production Completion
Crime, Thriller, Western
Production Company
Bunya Productions Pty Ltd  Sweet Country Films Pty Ltd
Australian Sales
Transmission Films Pty Ltd
International Sales
Memento Films International

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Screen News

Behind the scenes on an Aussie western

Check out our behind-the-scenes look at Sweet Country.

23 Jan 2018
By Screen Australia
Australia at Venice 2017

Bunya: Sweet Country, Mystery Road & more

As Bunya Productions goes from strength to strength, its producers discuss remote locations, IP and tackling TV.

17 Jan 2018
By Caris Bizzaca
Australia at Venice 2017

Australia at Venice 2017

Sweet Country has premiered in Venice to critical acclaim and a standing ovation but director Warwick Thornton is just relieved that people have finally seen the film.

07 Sep 2017
By Screen Australia
Stratton from Venice

Stratton from Venice

Venice Film Festival jury member David Stratton speaks from Italy about Warwick Thornton’s Sweet Country, his reviewing career, his greatest achievements and his earliest movie memory.

06 Sep 2017
By Helen Barlow
David Stratton's top five Australian films

Media Releases

Screen Australia’s Indigenous Department publish new strategy

Screen Australia has today published The Next 25 Years – the Indigenous Department’s new strategy.

12 Jul 2019

Screen Australia announces over $1.2 million in Enterprise funding

Screen Australia has announced funding for seven Enterprise Business & Ideas and 12 Enterprise People proposals.

10 Jul 2019