Australian western 'Sweet Country' leads this week's new releases

06 Mar 2018 in New Releases

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Sweet Country
Sweet Country

Australian western Sweet Country is a production full of vast, sweeping landscapes, set in the country's Northern Territory in 1929, in which cattle-herder Sam is sent with his wife and niece to work for a racist, abusive station owner named Harry March. After an aggressive altercation occurs, Harry is killed by Sam in apparent self-defence. Wary of how the locals will react, Sam and wife Lizzie go on the run as a mob gathers to hunt them down in this savage examination of historical race relations.

Also released in cinemas this week

Bombshell: The Hedi Lamarr Story

This biographical documentary explores the extraordinary life and career of actress and inventor Hedi Lamarr. An Austrian-Jewish emigrant, she developed a covert system to help defeat the Nazis which was given to the navy, only to be dismissed by a world blinded by her beauty. Though her achievements went largely unrecognised at the time, they formed the basis of modern GPS, Bluetooth and secure Wi-Fi technology.

New to order on DVD

Call Me By Your Name

Adapted from André Aciman's novel, Call Me By Your Name is a romantic coming-of-age tale of first love set across a scorching Italian summer. Elio is a precocious 17-year-old enjoying a hazy summer with his family in northern Italy during the 1980s, but when American graduate student Oliver comes to stay, Elio finds himself becoming increasingly infatuated with the older man.

Also new to order this week

Murder on the Orient Express

A murder on the most famous train of them all leaves renowned detective Hercule Poirot trying to solve an enigmatic case where everyone's a suspect in this star-studded adaptation of Agatha Christie's celebrated mystery novel, directed by Into Film ambassador Kenneth Branagh.

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