Thursday, May 23, 2019

HAUNTING TRAILER FOR 18TH CENTURY COLONIAL AUSTRALIA SET THRILLER THE NIGHTINGALE WITH SAM CLAFLIN, AISLING FRANCIOSI!

'THE NIGHTINGALE' TRAILER
PERIOD SET SAM CLAFLIN FILM
A haunting trailer has been released for Australian historical drama THE NIGHTINGALE which is out in US cinemas this August staring Sam
Jennifer Kent has directed the movie!
Claflin. The winner of Special Jury prize at Venice Film Festival, explores the misogyny, racism, sexual violence and classism of the 1800s colonial Australia as well as the consequences of violence and the price of chasing revenge.

It follows Clare (Aisling Franciosi), an Irish convict who has served her sentence in 18th century colonial Australia and is desperate to be free of her abusive master. But Lieutenant Hawkins (Sam Claflin) refuses to release her from his charge. Clare’s husband (Michael Sheasby) retaliates, and she becomes the victim of a harrowing crime at the hands of the lieutenant and his
Aisling Franciosi is starring in the lead female role.
cronies.When British authorities fail to deliver justice, Clare decides to pursue Hawkins, who leaves his post suddenly to secure a captaincy up north.
This is probably the first time we see kindhearted Sam Claflin playing a villain
She enlists the help of Billy (Baykali Ganambarr), a young Aboriginal tracker who grudgingly takes her through the rugged terrain as the locals and the colonizers engage in the Black War. Clare and Billy are hostile toward each
Baykali Ganambarr plays the Aboriginal tracker faced with racism
other from the outset, both suffering their own traumas and mutual distrust, but as their journey leads them deeper into the wilderness, they must learn to find empathy while weighing the true cost of revenge.

10 comments:

  1. From the trailer, it certainly does look like she got her revenge. It will be interesting to see Sam pull off the villain role. It's a stark change from the sweet roles he's taken on before.

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    1. It is an absolute change and I'm not sure I like watching him evil :(

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  2. Nothing new under the sun ; violence (then and now), classism (then and now), racism (then and now) etc..

    This movie seems to have potential - intense,powerful acting, not a dull moment.
    Great trailer!

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    1. Yes, it is always shocking when you realize nothing has changed much in human society :( Even on a political level.

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  3. Looks pretty traumatic and harrowing. I don't know if I could watch it.

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