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The Nightingale (2018)

Rated NR 135 min. 2019

THE NIGHTINGALE follows Clare (AISLING FRANCIOSI), a 21-year-old Irish convict in 1820s Tasmania, who having served her 7-year sentence, is desperate to be free of her abusive master, Lieutenant Hawkins (SAM CLAFLIN) who refuses to release her from his charge. Clare's husband Aidan (MICHAEL SHEASBY), retaliates and she becomes the victim of a harrowing crime at the hands of the lieutenant and his cronies. Unable to secure justice from the British authorities, Clare decides to pursue Hawkins, who leaves his post suddenly to secure a captaincy up north.

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Official Site: www.ifcfilms.com/films/the-nightingale

Director: Jennifer Kent

Writer: Jennifer Kent

Cast: Sam Claflin, Damon Herriman, Aisling Franciosi, Ewen Leslie and Charlie Shotwell

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