1 hours 45 minutes | Rated R16 (Violence, sexual violence, offensive language & nudity)
Australia’s untold history.
Set against the stunning landscapes of 1930s Arnhem Land, HIGH GROUND chronicles young Aboriginal man Gutjuk, who in a bid to save the last of his family teams up with ex-soldier Travis to track down Baywara—the most dangerous warrior in the Territory, who is also his uncle. As Travis and Gutjuk journey through the outback they begin to earn each other’s trust, but when the truths of Travis’ past actions are suddenly revealed, it is he who becomes the hunted.
To call it a timely film would be simplification. It’s timeless — a classic Australian account of the damage done by rampant colonialism. But it’s only one chapter. Let’s hope that there are many more to come. Sydney Morning Herald
It’s well made and directed gracefully, offsetting hard-hitting sequences with handsome production values. Guardian
A gripping, visually spectacular revenge thriller that makes superb use of stunning landscapes while also addressing the lingering scars of colonial-era racism. Hollywood Reporter
In the magnetic Nayinggul, superb as the boy on the brink of manhood who must choose whether to reject anger or embrace it, the film showcases a notable new talent. Screen International