With the Australian outback circa 1880s serving as the backdrop, comes the story of the Burns Brother gang. Captain Stanley attempts to bring an end to violence by offering a proposition to Charlie Burns: he has nine days to kill his psychopathic brother, otherwise his younger brother will be hung.
A Western for the 21st century! Working from a script by the versatile Nick Cave (!), Australian director John Hillcoat rewired a classically American genre for his homeland, resulting in a vivid, windswept blood epic. The excellent cast includes Guy Pearce, Ray Winstone, and Emily Watson.