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True History of the Kelly Gang (2019)

Crime, Drama, Biography, Western

Director: Justin Kurzel
Writers: Shaun Grant, Peter Carey
Starring: Essie Davis, George MacKay, Nicholas Hoult, Orlando Schwerdt

Based on Peter Carey's Booker Prize winning novel, Justin Kurzel's True History of the Kelly Gang shatters the mythology surrounding infamous bushranger Ned Kelly to reveal the essence behind the life of the notorious icon. Hero to some, outlaw to others, Kelly (played by George MacKay) throws a long shadow over a specific period of Australian history. Spanning his life from his younger years to the time leading up to his death, the film explores the story behind this legendary figure. Nurtured by the notorious bushranger Harry Power (Russell Crowe) and fuelled by the unfair arrest of his mother (Essie Davis), Kelly recruits a wild bunch of warriors to plot a campaign of anarchy and rebellion that will grip the entire country. Youth and tragedy collide in the Kelly Gang, and at the beating heart of this tale is the fractured and powerful love story between a mother and son.

Plot summary from IMDb: Based on Peter Carey's novel. The story of Australian bushranger Ned Kelly and his gang as they flee from authorities during the 1870s.

Awards: 1 win & 1 nomination.
Runtime: 124 min



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