The Nightingale 18

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This film was last shown on 12 December 2019

Set in 1825, Clare, a young Irish convict, chases a British officer through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence he committed against her family. On the way she enlists the services of an Aboriginal tracker named Billy, who is also marked by trauma from his own violence-filled past. On this brutal quest for blood, Clare gets much more than she bargained for.

This merciless revenge thriller viscerally surges through the unforgiving landscape of 19th-century Tasmania, a time when British colonists nearly decimated Aboriginal Tasmanians. With horrors around every corner, Jennifer Kent’s (The Babadook) new nightmare will traumatize the weak of heart, but those willing will discover a majestic achievement that is most striking in its haunting moments of grace.

Warning: Please note this film contains scenes of extreme violence, including rape and infanticide.


Jennifer Kent
2 hours 16 minutes
Aisling Franciosi, Baykali Ganambarr, Sam Claflin


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