Samson and Delilah are part of the Australian aboriginal culture. Their story takes place within an Samson and Deliliah 235320&w=230isolated aboriginal tribe that lives in the great sandy desert of Australia; the largest desert in Australia.  Their tale is one of those thrilling teenage love stories that involves two adolescents discovering the signs of true love. But, the circumstances are far different and thus make this telling of the Samson and Delilah story unique, insightful and culturally eye-opening.

7x Winner/5x Nominee, Australian Film Institute

Winner, Golden Camera, Cannes Film Festival 

Winner, Best Film, Amazonas Film Festival

Winner, Best Film, Dublin International Film Festival

Samson and Delilah share custom aboriginal traditions such as educating themselves about Australian aboriginal history, creating aborigine art, participating in the aboriginal religion, sharing aboriginal stories, using aboriginal words, and passing down aborigines facts about the culture of Australia to the younger children in their community. These customs are very conventional for the indigenous people of Australia. Everything in Samson and Delilah’s community happens in a cycle.

“Viewers may not realize how far they’ve been pulled in until the movie ends, and they might feel a sense of loss that it can’t keep going just a little while longer.” – The Onion

“The emotional punch that Samson and Delilah delivers is one of those rare things in cinema which doesn’t come along very often. And when it does you feel like falling down on your knees in gratitude.” – ABC at the Movies

Day in and day out nothing changes, everything stays the same for Samson and Delilah. When tragedy strikes the Australian aboriginal people in the great sandy desert of Australia, Samson and Delilah turn their backs on home and embark on a journey of survival. Samson and Delilah soon discover that life outside the community in the Australian dessert can be cruel. Though hungry and rejected, Delilah and Samson discover the signs of true love. This unconventional love is all Samson and Delilah have. It is real. Lost, unwanted, and alone in the great sandy desert of Australia, Samson and Delilah discover that life isn’t always fair, but they find the definition of true love. The Samson and Delilah film is definitely a must watch series. If you are a fan of Australian films and want to learn more about aboriginal life then the Samson & Delilah movie is one purchase you must have.

Directed by Warwick Thornton / 100 minutes on 1 disc / 2009 / English w/English sub-titles

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