Australia, 1929: Sam Kelly, an Aborigine, works for Father Fred Smith. "We're all equal in the eyes of the Lord," says Smith. But when Kelly shoots a white man in self-defense, he and his wife must run from a mob and from centuries-old prejudice. A fight for survival ensues in the stark, dusty landscape of the Northern Territory.
Cast: Hamilton Morris, Sam Neill, Ewen Leslie, Bryan Brown, Anni Finsterer
Screenplay: Steve McGregor, David Tranter
Director of Photography: Dylan River, Warwick Thornton
Film Editor: Nick Meyers
Composer: Damien Lane
Costume Design: Heather Wallace
Producer: Greer Simpkin, David Jowsey
Production Company: Bunya Productions
World Sales: Memento Films
Distributor: Grandfilm GmbH
Director: Warwick Thornton
Born in Alice Springs, Warwick Thornton is a trained camera operator who filmed MY BROTHER VINNIE (2006) and the TV series FIRST AUSTRALIANS (2008). Thornton attended the Australian Film, Television and Radio School in Sydney. He directed such short films as MIMI (2002) and GREEN BUSH (2005) before making SAMSON AND DELILAH (2009), which received a Golden Palm in Cannes and was shown at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN. SWEET COUNTRY has received awards at film festivals in Venice and Toronto.