Jennifer Kent's follow-up to her smash hit The Babadook is an urgent period thriller about a vengeful Irish convict and an Aboriginal tracker who stalk a group of British soldiers through the Tasmanian wilderness.
Set at the turn of the 19th century, it follows Clare (Aisling Franciosi), an Irishwoman in Tasmania, where she is an indentured convict held by British lieutenant Hawkins (Sam Claflin). Overdue her release, his abuse of power eventually culminates in a horrifically violent attack. Hiring an Aboriginal tracker, Billy (Baykali Ganambarr), whose family were murdered by British colonists – and who, despite Australia being his native land, retains even less power within it than Clare – they stalk Hawkins, with Clare desperate to wreak her revenge.
A harrowing and uncompromising look at the horrific reality of early British rule in Australia, Kent uses narrative and superb cinematic craft to explore the terrible savagery with which British colonisers took Australian land from its native Aboriginal people and violently exploited prisoners.
Please note: This film contains graphic scenes of rape, violence, infanticide and racial brutality.
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