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TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG

by Justin Kurzel

synopsis

Ripped from the pages of Peter Carey’s Man Booker prize winning novel True History Of The Kelly Gang, this thrilling, bold adaptation charts the rise and fall of Australia’s original Mad Max; a coming of age tale about a defiant rebel sworn to wreak vengeance and havoc on the British Empire. Set against the badlands of colonial Australia where the English rule with a bloody fist and the Irish endure, Ned Kelly discovers he comes from a line of Irish rebels called the Sons of Sieve, an uncompromising army of cross dressing bandits immortalised for terrorising their oppressors back in Ireland. Nurtured by the notorious bushranger Harry Power and fuelled by the unfair arrest of his mother, Ned Kelly recruits a wild bunch of warriors to plot one of the most audacious attacks of anarchy and rebellion the country has ever seen.

international title: True History of the Kelly Gang
original title: True History of the Kelly Gang
country: Australia, United Kingdom
sales agent: Memento Films International
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Justin Kurzel
film run: 124'
screenplay: Shaun Grant
cast: George MacKay, Thomasin McKenzie, Nicholas Hoult, Charlie Hunnam, Russell Crowe, Essie Davis, Markella Kavenagh, Claudia Karvan, Sean P. Keenan, Jacob Collins-Levy
cinematography by: Ari Wegner
film editing: Nick Fenton
art director: Karen Murphy
costumes designer: Alice Babidge
music: Jed Kurzel
producer: Justin Kurzel, Paul Ranford, Hal Vogel, Liz Watts
executive producer: Naima Abed, David Aukin, Peter Carey, Brad Feinstein, Emilie Georges, Shaun Grant, David Gross, Raphael Perchet, Vincent Sheehan
associate producer: Thomas Hawkins, Sylvia Warmer
production: Daybreak Pictures, Film4, Porchlight Films (AU), Film Victoria (AU)
backing: Screen Australia (AU)
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