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The Nightingale (18)

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


Set during the colonisation of Australia in 1825, the film follows Clare, a 21-year-old Irish convict. Having served her seven-year sentence, she is desperate to be free of her abusive master who refuses to release her from his charge. When Clare’s husband Aidan retaliates, she becomes the victim of a harrowing crime at the hands of the lieutenant and his cronies. 

When British authorities fail to deliver justice, Clare decides to pursue Lieutenant Hawkins through the rugged wilderness, bent on revenge. On the way, she enlists the services of Aboriginal tracker Billy, who is marked by trauma from his own violence-filled past. The Nightingale is a meditation on the consequences of violence and the price of seeking revenge.

  • Director Jennifer Kent
  • Cast Aisling Franciosi, Sam Claflin, Baykali Ganambarr
  • Running Time 2h16m
  • Certificate 18
  • Country Australia
  • Year of Production 2018
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