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Sunday 28th February 7:00 PM

Samson and Delilah 

Director: Warwick Thornton Country: Australia
Cert: 15 Year: 2009 Length: 100 mins
Samson and Delilah

Audience Reaction

Score: 51.6% Attendance: 67



Winner of the Golden Camera Cannes 2009, indigenous director Thornton points his camera at the characters of two troubled teenagers. Petrol-sniffing Samson and artist Delilah leave their homes to head for Alice Springs. Their adventures are bleak, depicted in documentary-like fashion, but with a powerful upbeat conclusion. The director's alcoholic brother plays Gonzo, a tramp who befriends them (and scene-steals with a great rendition of Tom Waits' Jesus gonna be here).


open_quote The honest naturalism of the two young leads is the main reason for the film's intense grip and power. close_quote Frank Hatherley, Screen International

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