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The Proposition

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Synopsis

Set in Australia in the 1880s, the film opens in the middle of a frenzied gunfight between the police and a gang of outlaws. Charlie Burns (Guy Pearce) and his brother Mikey are captured by Captain Stanley (Ray Winstone). Together with their psychopathic brother Arthur (Danny Huston), they are wanted for a brutal crime. Stanley makes Charlie a seemingly impossible proposition in an attempt to bring an end to the cycle of bloody violence.

Emily Watson plays Stanley’s wife Martha Stanley; John Hurt plays the bounty hunter Jellon Lamb and David Wenham plays Eden Fletcher, the powerful local landowner.

Details

Year
2005
Type of film
Features
Format
35mm
Director
John Hillcoat
Producer
Cat Villiers, Chiara Menage, Chris Brown, Jackie O' Sullivan
Editor
Jon Gregory
Screenwriter
Nick Cave
Director of Photography
Benoit Delhomme
Music
Nick Cave and Warren Ellis
Principal Cast
Guy Pearce, Ray Winstone, Danny Huston, John Hurt, David Wenham and Emily Watson
Sound Recordist
Craig Walmsley
Sound Supervisor
Paul Davies

Production Company

Co-produced by Autonomous (UK) and Jackie O Productions (Australia) for SureFire Films

Sales
Company

The Works
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UK

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