The Proposition

This land will be civilized.

The Proposition (2005)


Set in the Australian outback in the 1880s, the movie follows the series of events following the horrific rape and murder of the Hopkins family, allegedly committed by the infamous Burns brothers gang. Captain Morris Stanley captures Charlie Burns and gives him 9 days to kill his older dangerous psychopathic brother, or else they'll hang his younger mentally slow brother on Christmas Day.

Director: John Hillcoat
Writer: Nick Cave

Release Date: 2005-10-06
Status: Released
Run time: 104 min / 1:44
Budget: $2,000,000
Revenue: $5,048,693
Production Companies : UK Film Council, Surefire Film Productions, Autonomous, Pictures in Paradise, Pacific Film and Television Commission, Film Consortium, National Lottery through UK Film Council
Production Countries: Australia, United Kingdom



Guy Pearce
Charlie Burns
Ray Winstone
Captain Morris Stanley
Emily Watson
Martha Stanley
Danny Huston
Arthur Burns
David Wenham
Eden Fletcher
John Hurt
Jellon Lamb
Richard Wilson
Mike Burns
Noah Taylor
Brian O'Leary
Jeremy Madrona
Asian Prostitute
Jae Mamuyac
Asian Prostitute
Mick Roughan
Mad Jack Bradshaw
Shane Watt
John Gordon
Robert Morgan
Sergeant Lawrence
David Gulpilil
Bryan Probets
Officer Dunn
Oliver Ackland
Patrick Hopkins
David Vallon
Tom Cox
Daniel Parker
Henry Clark
Gary Waddell
Officer Davenport
Iain Gardiner
Officer Matthews
Bogdan Koca
Paul Broussard
Leah Purcell
Tom Budge
Samuel Stoat
Ralph Cotterill
Dr. Bantrey


Directing John Hillcoat Director
Writing Nick Cave Screenplay
Camera BenoƮt Delhomme Director of Photography
Editing Jon Gregory Editor
Art Chris Kennedy Production Design
Production James Atherton Executive Producer
Production Chris Auty Executive Producer
Production Gina Black Line Producer
Production Pam Collis Producer
Production Sara Giles Executive Producer
Production Michael Hamlyn Executive Producer
Production Michael Henry Executive Producer
Production Norman Humphrey Executive Producer
Production Robert Jones Executive Producer
Production Chiara Menage Producer
Production Jackie O'Sullivan Producer
Production Christopher Simon Producer
Production Cat Villiers Producer
Production Chris Brown Producer
Art Jill Eden Set Decoration
Art Marita Mussett Art Direction
Production Nikki Barrett Casting
Production Gary Davy Casting
Costume & Make-Up Margot Wilson Costume Design
Sound Nick Cave Original Music Composer
Sound Warren Ellis Original Music Composer
Art Bill Booth Art Direction
Directing Joanne McLennan Script Supervisor
Sound Jenny Sutcliffe Boom Operator
Sound Richard Davey Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Paul Davies Supervising Sound Editor
Camera Polly Borland Still Photographer
Sound Gerard McCann Music Supervisor
Crew Ric Anderson Stunt Coordinator

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