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The Outlaw Michael Howe is a 2013 Australian Western directed by Brendan Cowell. Damon Herriman portrays a young bushranger who leads a rebellion against the British during the 1820s. Opposing him are Magistrate Knopwood (Matt Day), Governor Davey (Darren Gilshenan), and the British military.


The movie contains examples of following tropes:

  • The Hero Dies: Howe is beaten to death by the British troops, and his head taken as a trophy.
  • Regency England: Played with. Although the wealthy officials live in luxury, the convicts are treated like slaves.
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  • The Revolution Will Not Be Vilified: Howe is portrayed as the idealistic underdog, and the British are brutal colonialist oppressors.
  • Wardens Are Evil: As is standard in Aussie Westerns, the bored prison guards abuse and brutalise the convicts.
  • The Western: Howe and his bandits are similar to Mexico's Zapatistas, and the British authorities represent the corrupt federal government.
  • You All Meet in a Cell: Howe and his original gang members were all imprisoned at Sarah Island.


Official website: http://in-films.com/the-outlaw-michael-howe/

IMDB entry: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1961580/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

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