"The Nightingale" is a 2018 Australian Western film directed by Jennifer Kent.
The starring cast includes Aisling Franciosi as Clare Carroll, Sam Claflin as Hawkins, Baykali Ganambarr as "Billy" Mangana, Damon Herriman as Ruse, Harry Greenwood as Jago, Ewen Leslie as Goodwin, Charlie Shotwell as Eddie, Michael Sheasby as Aidan Carroll, Charlie Jampijinpa Brown as Uncle Charlie, Magnolia Maymuru as Lowanna and others.
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IFC Films on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 released the trailer for "The Nightingale" you can watch here:
The Nightingale - Official Trailer I HD I IFC Films.
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In 1825, on the eve of the "Black War", Irish convict Clare Carroll (Aisling Franciosi) works as a servant for a Colonial force detachment commanded by Lieutenant Hawkins (Sam Claflin). The unit is visited by an officer to see if Hawkins is fit for promotion. Clare, nicknamed "Nightingale", sings and serves drinks for the men. After work, Clare visits Hawkins to make an inquiry, and he forces her to sing a special song for him. Hawkins makes unwanted advances on her and Clare rebuffs them. She asks about the letter of recommendation that would free her, her husband, and their infant daughter. Hawkins rapes her. Aidan suspects that Clare has been hurt but remains calm when he confronts Hawkins about the letter; however, he fails to sway him.
That night, Aidan engages in a brawl with Hawkins, his second-in-command Sergeant Ruse (Damon Herriman), and Ensign Jago (Harry Greenwood). The visiting officer witnesses the incident and decides that he is unfit for promotion. Hawkins commands Ruse and Jago to gather supplies for a journey through The bush to the town of Launceston, Tasmania, in hopes of negotiating with the officer. Before departing, the soldiers intercept the Carroll family, attempting to flee. Hawkins rapes Clare and bids Ruse to do so as well, which he does. Hawkins shoots and kills Aiden, and commands Jago to quiet Clare's crying baby, resulting in Jago swinging the infant against the wall and killing her. Instructed to kill Clare and "finish things," a hesitant Jago hits her in the head with his rifle butt.
The following morning, Clare awakes. She then reports the incident to a RMP official, but realizes that he's of no help, so decides to seek revenge herself, with the help of an Aboriginal tracker named Billy (Baykali Ganambarr). Clare presents the mission to Billy as her desire to rendezvous with her husband on his journey. At first, Clare is domineering toward Billy, but their mutual hostility dissipates and they gradually bond as they learn about each other's tragic upbringings, with both gaining an increased appreciation for each other's culture. Billy tells Clare that his actual name is Mangana, Palawa kani for "blackbird", the yellow-tailed black cockatoo, and that he wishes to go north to reunite with the still-living female members of his people. Meanwhile, the officers recruit three convicts and an Aboriginal, Charlie for their journey. Hawkins takes a liking to one of the convicts, a child named Eddie (Charlie Shotwell), and Ruse kidnaps a woman named Lowanna (Magnolia Maymuru) to be used as a sex slave. Aboriginal men kill one of the convicts and injure Jago in an unsuccessful rescue mission. Hawkins holds Lowanna hostage, then kills her distracting the men. He, Ruse, and the convicts flee, leaving Jago behind. Later, Clare and Mangana stumble upon Jago, whom Mangana assumes is her husband. Clare corners Jago, stabbing and beating him to death. Mangana considers abandoning Clare, but after he learns the true story behind her desire to get revenge, he decides to stay.
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"The Nightingale" movie release date was scheduled to be on September 6, 2018 (Venice), on August 2, 2019 (United States), on August 29, 2019 (Australia) and on November 29, 2019 (United Kingdom) distributing by Transmission Films, IFC Films, Condor, Vertigo Releasing, KinoVista, Koch Media, Mongrel Media and Shout! Factory.
The duration of the film is 136 minutes. The film grossed over $909,847.
"The Nightingale" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.
"The Nightingale" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.3/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 86/100. The audience also loves the film.
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