The Nightingale (2018 movie)

2018 film by Jennifer Kent

The Nightingale is a 2018 Australian psychological thriller/drama movie. It is written, directed and co-produced by Jennifer Kent. It stars Aisling Franciosi, Sam Claflin and Baykali Ganambarr. It was filmed mostly in English, but Irish and Palawa kani are also spoken in some parts of the movie.

Set in the penal colony of Van Diemen's Land (present-day Tasmania, Australia) in 1825, The Nightingale follows a young Irish convict, Clare Carroll. With the help of an Aboriginal tracker named Billy, Clare looks to take revenge for the terrible acts carried out against her and her family by British Army officers.

The movie was given positive reviews for its performances, atmosphere, cinematography, screenplay, scope and acknowledgement of racial violence in Australia. However, there was some controversy due to its scenes that include violence and rape.[1]

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  1. Hall, Sandra (28 August 2019). "A powerful portrayal of our nation's brutal history". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 26 January 2022.

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