Land of Returns (2010)

Land of Returns

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Land of Returns -- LAND OF RETURNS is a Western tale of revenge about a journey from trauma to redemption. 1893. The Australian Goldfields. A pragmatic Irish prostitute named Ruth has hopes for her future... but is brutally raped and almost killed. Once recovered, her mental scars and disfigured body serve as a daily reminder as she focuses all her energy into one thing: revenge. In her quest for vengeance, Ruth tracks her assailant through the hardened and unforgiving Australian bush forced to learn how to live off the land. When she finally catches him, she realises that revenge is not enough: he must acknowledge the damage he has done. Finally, her opportunity comes. And as her rapist begs for her forgiveness, Ruth realises that her journey has left her empowered, independent and free. Exacting her revenge means to continue defining her life by what a man has done to her and not living it for herself. Ruth's journey explores the conflict between the masculine and feminine, between nature and civilization and what it can take to recover from brutal violence. Ruth achieves redemption by relinquishing the violence that moulded her.

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