Director: John Hillcoat
Writer: Nick Cave
Cast: Guy Pearce, Ray Winston, Emily Watson, John Hurt, David Wenham
Awards: Winner of numerous awards including Best Film, Best Cinematography and Best Musical Score (Inside Films Lexus Awards 2005), Best Cinematography, Best Musical Score (AFI Awards 2005) Producer Chris Brown will be a Guest of the Festival and will attend screenings of the film in both Tel Aviv and Jerusalem
Duration: 104 minutes
Written by Nick Cave, ‘The Proposition’ is set in outback Australia in the 1880s. The film opens in the middle of a frenzied gunfight between the police and a gang of outlaws. Charlie Burns and his brother Mikey are captured by Captain Stanley. Together with their psychopathic brother Arthur, the notorious Burns Gang is wanted for brutal crimes. Captain Stanley makes Charlie a seemingly impossible proposition in an attempt to bring an end to the cycle of bloody violence.
‘The Proposition is a superbly crafted, hard-hitting drama about loyalty and conscience.’
‘visually powerful and emotionally gripping’