The Proposition - I Will Civilize This Land
Posted on: May 1, 2006
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Captain Stanley (Ray Winstone) brings in his first Burns brother.
Set in the outback of Australia in the 1880's, the movie follows the turn of events after the horrific rape and murder of a settler family by Charlie Burns (Guy Pearce) and his brothers. Charlie is offered a proposition by Captain Stanley (Ray Winstone). He and his younger brother Mikey can go scott free of the crime they have committed, if Charlie kills his older brother Arthur, an outlaw Capt. Stanley is intent on bringing to justice. If Charlie fails to comply, Mikey will be hanged on Christmas Day.