In The Home True History of the Kelly Gang

★★★★★ A sharp bolt of electricity directly into the heart of this well-worn legend

Alexandra Heller-Nicholas –

Inspired by Peter Carey’s Man Booker prize winning novel of the same name, Justin Kurzel’s True History of the Kelly Gang shatters the mythology of the notorious icon to reveal the essence behind the life of Ned Kelly and force a country to stare back into the ashes of its brutal past.

Spanning the younger years of Ned’s life to the time leading up to his death, the film explores the blurred boundaries between what is bad and what is good, and the motivations for the demise of its hero. Youth and tragedy collide in the Kelly Gang, and at the beating heart of this tale is the fractured and powerful love story between a mother and a son.

Written for the screen by Shaun Grant and directed by the award-winning Justin Kurzel, it stars a spectacular cast of award-winning Australian and international stars, including George MacKay, Russell Crowe, Nicholas Hoult, Essie Davis, Claudia Karvan, Earl Cave and Charlie Hunnam.

Now streaming in Australia on Stan.

Justin Kurzel
George Mackay
Essie Davis
Nicholas Hoult
Thomasin McKenzie
Sean Keenan
Charlie Hunnam
Russell Crowe
Toronto International Film Festival
MA 15+
Run Time
125 Minutes