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The Nightingale

Australia, US, Canada, 2019, 136mins, Cert.TBC

Film description

This dark thriller tells of the violent formation of the nation of Australia. In 1825 Tasmania, Clare, an Irish convict and new mother is hell-bent on revenge following a brutal assault by Lieutenant Hawkins, a particularly cruel army commander. Clare employs Aboriginal tracker Billy, for whom violence by the English has been long-present, and they pursue Hawkins in their uneasy pact through bushland towards the town of Launceston. Aisling Franciosi as Clare embodies the rageful howl of hidden histories. This driven, diamond-hard film will sear your soul.

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