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THE PROPOSITION

by John Hillcoat

synopsis

Set in the 1880s, The Proposition 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, 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.

international title: The Proposition
original title: The Proposition
country: United Kingdom, Australia
sales agent: The Works International
year: 2005
genre: fiction
directed by: John Hillcoat
film run: 104'
release date: UK 10/03/2006, FR 16/12/2009
screenplay: Nick Cave
cast: Guy Pearce, Emily Watson, Ray Winstone, John Hurt, Danny Huston, David Wenham
cinematography by: Benoît Delhomme
film editing: Jon Gregory
costumes designer: Margot Wilson
music: Nick Cave, Warren Ellis
production: Autonomous (UK), Jackie O Productions, Pictures in Paradise Pty. Ltd., Surefire Film Productions LLP (UK)
distributor: Tartan Distribution, Sony Pictures (AU) A Film (NL), Lusomundo (PT), Triangel Film (SE), Greenlight (IS), Hollywood Classics (HU/CZ), New Film (RO)
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