A critically acclaimed and engrossing revisionist Western that elevates the stories and voices of Indigenous Australians, represented by a phenomenal cast lead by director Stephen Johnson.
Set against the raising natural beauty of the Northern Territory’s 1930s Arnhem Land, High Ground chronicles young Aboriginal man Gutjuk (Jacob Junior Nayinggul), who in a bid to save the last of his family teams up with ex-soldier Travis (Simon Baker) to track down Baywara (Sean Mununggurr) —the most dangerous warrior in the Territory, who is also his uncle.
"A gripping, visually spectacular revenge thriller that makes superb use of stunning landscapes while also addressing the lingering scars of colonial-era racism. " - Hollywood Reporter
"This may be fictionalized narrative, but it honours its ugly patch of history by refusing to treat it with much in the way of twisting sensationalism. Absorbing and handsome. " - Variety
"This potent drama speaks with its own voice" - Screenhub
"A stunningly beautiful and meditative Australian western" - Flicks.com.au
MA15+ Strong violence
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