|"The Proposition", a new film written by Nick Cave|
|Sunday, 19 February 2006|
The Proposition, a new film written by Nick Cave, will premiere in New York City May 5. The film, directed by John Hillcoat, features a superstar cast including Guy Pearce, John Hurt, Ray Winstone, Emily Watson and Danny Huston.
PLOT: Rural Australia in the late nineteenth century: Capt. Stanley and his men capture two of the four Burns brothers, Charlie and Mike. Their gang is held responsible for attacking the Hopkins farm, raping pregnant Mrs. Hopkins and murdering the whole family. Arthur Burns, the eldest brother and the gang's mastermind, remains at large has and has retreated to a mountain hideout. Capt. Stanley's proposition to Charlie is to gain pardon and - more importantly - save his beloved younger brother Mike from the gallows by finding and killing Arthur within nine days.