The western genre meets the colonial Australian frontier in this tense drama from the pen of Nick Cave. Guy Pearce stars as Charlie, an outlaw faced with a chilling proposition that forces a choice between brothers.
This fictionalised exploration of Australian history – told through the lens of a distinctly American genre – invites audiences to consider how cinema shapes and subverts national identity and mythology.
‘The Australian director John Hillcoat makes an audacious, unsettling American feature debut with The Proposition, a revisionist western that brings its own brand of sanguinary honesty to the genre’ – The Washington Post
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