A western written by Nick Cave (of The Bad Seeds), set against the parch landscape of the 1880s, lawless, Australian outback. The land is hostile, unforgiving, and breeds heartless men - desperado brothers, zealous lawman, his civilized wife, a corrupt mayor, old coots, and resentful natives.... More
The story follows Charlie (Guy Pearce) who, after being captured by the police at the scene of a bloody rape and murder, is given an ultimatum: his sins will be pardoned if he finds and kills his outlaw brother.
"Singer Nick Cave brings an Old Testament flavour to his second screenplay, whose theme and tone will be familiar to fans of his music", says the BBC.
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This is a rivetting tale of right and wrong, justice and injustice, of the truth of 'the human condition' that lurks beneath the surface, no matter the person's position, power, wealth, or status.
It is a commentary on what really makes a society 'civilized' or how rapidly civility can degenerate. It shows there are no furry edges: that without respect for our fellow man and adherence to the rule of law, all is chaos.
As the final... More scene clearly depicts, without forgiveness there is no hope!Hide