The Legend of Ben Hall

A story with a beating Australian heart, told with a certain integrity. – Paul Byrnes, The Canberra Times

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Action/Drama

139 min

2016

Matthew Holmes

M15+

synopsis

After two years running from the law, Ben Hall is soon drawn back into bushranging by the reappearance of his old friend, John Gilbert. Reforming the gang and taking on new recruit John Dunn, the trio begins a spree of robberies and crimes across New South Wales. After the killing of two policemen, they become the most wanted men in colony. When the Government moves to declare them outlaws that can shot on sight, Ben Hall makes desperate plans to flee the colony; with such a large bounty on their heads, treachery abounds where they least expect it.

Ben Hall is the ‘Jesse James’ of Australia’s colonial history, yet few people know his name or his remarkable tale. “The Legend of Ben Hall” will change that forever. It will be the first time his story has been told on the big screen. No other Australian outlaw story is more enthralling and tragic than that of Ben Hall.

M15+ Mature themes, violence, coarse language, and brief nudity.

cast:

Jack Martin, Jamie Coffa, William Lee

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DIRECTOR, PRODUCER & WRITER: Matthew Holmes, PRODUCERS: Russell Cunningham, Michael Favelle & Jessica Pearce, CINEMATOGRAPHER: Peter Szilveszter

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"An impressive feature bold in its sense of ambition and rich with character-driven intimacy." Filmink

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