A slow burn of a revisionist western, writer-director Rolf de Heer's spare, leisurely revenge drama has the brutally existential tone of certain lean, mean Italian westerns that were overshadowed in their own time by the operatic grandeur of films like THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY (1966). So stripped down the characters don't even have names, just functions, it begins in medias res
. 1922, Australia: The aboriginal tracker (David Gulpilil) leads a posse of three white men, the fanatic (Gary Sweet), the follower (Damon Gareau) and the veteran (Grant Page), into the Outback. Their quarry: A black fugitive (Noel Wilton) accused of murdering a white woman. As th...