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The Nightingale

An uncompromising, powerful meditation on the horrors of Australian colonization

Synopsis

From the director of critically acclaimed horror THE BABADOOK, and the Executive Producers of box office smash JOKER, comes THE NIGHTINGALE; an uncompromising, powerful meditation on the horrors of Australian colonization. Set at the turn of the 19th century, the film follows young Irish convict Clare, a woman hell-bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence her previous master – British lieutenant Hawkins – committed against her family. Pursuing the officer through the unfamiliar Tasmanian wilderness, Clare enlists the services of Aboriginal tracker Billy, who is marked by trauma from his own violence-filled past.

Reviews

★★★★ “Extraordinary… Bold and Brave” The Guardian

“Mythic and gripping… A historical revenge tale of shattering beauty” Variety

“Essential viewing… You’ll never forget it” SlashFilm

Director: Jennifer Kent
Cast: Aisling Franciosi, Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Baykali Ganambarr
Genre: Thriller
Production Year: 2019