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The Nightingale (18)

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Dir: Jennifer Kent | Australia | 2018 | 136 min | Drama / Thriller

English, Irish, Aboriginal with English subtitles

In 1820s Australia, a young convict suffers a terrible crime at the hands of her abusive master. To seek revenge, she enlists the help of an Aboriginal tracker, a man dealing with his own traumas. Their journey leads them deep into the wilderness, where they must learn to trust each other.

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‘The power and sheer command of Kent's direction enforced this film's grip on me, along with the fluency and urgency of her storytelling.’

Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

‘Kent joins the ranks of a few dozen precious filmmakers able to transport us somewhere awful and beautiful, challenging us every step of the way.’

Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune