Jennifer Kent’s ‘The Nightingale’ Trailer – Historical Outback Revenge

Jennifer Kent, director of The Babadook has a new film set to be freed against the solemn backdrop of Colonial era Australia, where a convict sets out for revenge against ruthless soldiers.

Like The Babadook, we see that this will be from an intensely personal perspective; Claire (Game of Thrones star Aisling Franciosi)’s relationship with fellow lost soul Billy (played by Baykali Ganambarr) sets the entire tone and reminds me a little bit of the relationship formed in Jim Jarmusch’s exceptional 1995 period piece, Dead Man.

Plot Synopsis:

Set in 1825, Clare, a young Irish convict woman, chases a British officer through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence he committed against her family. On the way she enlists the services of an Aboriginal tracker named Billy, who is also marked by trauma from his own violence-filled past.


The Nightingale will be released on August 2, 2019.

There’s obviously a lot to unpack in that trailer and I think the film will need to be seen in order to appreciate fully; there’s no shorthand when it comes to Kent’s work, which can be good and bad.

What do you think Wasteoids? Did the trailer work for you?

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