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The Proposition (2005)

The Proposition
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Richard Wilson Richard Wilson
Mike Burns
Noah Taylor Noah Taylor
Brian O'Leary
Jeremy Madrona Jeremy Madrona
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Jae Mamuyac Jae Mamuyac
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Guy Pearce Guy Pearce
Charlie Burns
Mick Roughan Mick Roughan
Mad Jack Bradshaw
Shane Watt Shane Watt
John Gordon
Ray Winstone Ray Winstone
Captain Stanley

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Nick Cave Nick Cave


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Relentless and brilliant - an outstanding western!

9 years, 6 months ago at Jun 27 7:23
5 votes
Captain Stanley: Now, suppose I told you there was a way to save your little brother Mikey from the noose. Suppose I gave you a horse and a gun. Suppose, Mr. Burns, I was to give both you and your young brother Mikey, here, a pardon. Suppose I said that I could give you the chance to expunge the guilt beneath which you so clearly labour. Suppose I gave you till Christmas. Now, suppose you tell me ... read more

Amazing film, but not one to watch with

11 years, 6 months ago at Jul 12 6:22
5 votes
This is an incredibly made film and has a compelling story line. However with many misanthropic characters, it's not the nicest film to watch.

A very good movie

6 years, 5 months ago at Aug 11 16:56
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Since I kept hearing so many good things about this flick, I was really curious to check it out. In the fact, the whole project sounded rather unlikely as it was written by Nick Cave (best known as the frontman of the rock band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds) and directed by John Hillcoat, a rather unknown director at the time who shot music videos for several bands including Nick Cave & the Bad... read more
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Rural Australia in the late nineteenth century: Capt. Stanley and his men capture two of the four Burns brothers, Charlie and Mike. Their gang is held responsible for attacking the Hopkins farm, raping pregnant Mrs. Hopkins and murdering the whole family. Arthur Burns, the eldest brother and the gang's mastermind, remains at large has and has retreated to a mountain hideout. Capt. Stanley's proposition to Charlie is to gain pardon and - more importantly - save his beloved younger brother Mike from the gallows by finding and killing Arthur within nine days.
Tags: Western (20), Australia (14), Drama (14), Revenge (11), Crime (10), Rape (9), Murder (8), Betrayal (7), 2000s (7), Historical (6), Brother Brother Relationship (5), Torture (5), Violence (5), Action (5), 2005 (5), Racism (5), Redemption (5), Blood (4), Whipping (4), Tragedy (3)
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