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Richard Wilson Richard Wilson
Mike Burns
Noah Taylor Noah Taylor
Brian O'Leary
Jeremy Madrona Jeremy Madrona
Asian Prostitute
Guy Pearce Guy Pearce
Charlie Burns
Ray Winstone Ray Winstone
Captain Stanley
Bryan Probets Bryan Probets
Officer Dunn
Oliver Ackland Oliver Ackland
Patrick Hopkins

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Nick Cave Nick Cave


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Relentless and brilliant - an outstanding western!

15 years, 9 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

17 years, 9 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

12 years, 8 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.
Release date: 6 October 2005
Tags: Western (20), Drama (14), Australia (13), Revenge (11), Crime (9), Rape (9), Murder (8), Betrayal (7), Historical (6), 2000s (6), Action (5), Torture (5), Violence (5), Racism (5), Brother Brother Relationship (5), Redemption (5), 2005 (4), Blood (4), Whipping (4), Tragedy (3)
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"Director John Hillcoat and screenwriter Nick Cave envision civilization’s encroachment into the wild as necessitating an abolishment of coarse impulses, an unavoidable process that is still painfully problematic because of its intrinsic unnaturalness. Charlie’s (Guy Pearce) tortured decision to and sacrifice his madman brother, Arthur (Danny Huston), and save fellow criminal Mike (Richard Wilson) is a symbolic preference for order over disorder. But as with Stanley’s (Ray Winstone) attempt"

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" Date: 4/30/2019 Viewed: Tubi First Viewing Note: I remember the advertisements for this movie when I was in High School, but I never saw it until now. This was a great movie because I really love the dark, gritty and realistic tone that this movie has. The movie also has great acting and very good character devoplment. This is probably one of my favorite Guy Pearce movies, along with Ravenous, Memento and L.A. Confidential. I highly recommend this film!"

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"5.3, PC Burnsin rosvojoukkoa ja väkivaltaa ylipäätään kavahtava kaupunginväki päättää rangaista kiinnisaatua jäsentä samalla mitalla. Myös Guy Pearcen hahmo joutuu ristiriitaan porukkansa eläimellisyyden ja sen ajatuksen kanssa, että pitäisiköhän perseilyä rajoittaa. The Proposition kylvää ajatuksensiemenen oikeellisuuden pohtimisesta, muttei paria kohtaustasta lukuunottamatta vie tätä ajatusta juurikaan eteenpäin. Mukavan karu western tämä on, mutta harmillisesti Trip"

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