• Ben Foster and Chris Pine star in 'Hell or High Water' (SBS Movies)Source: SBS Movies
Don't miss this humanist western when it premieres on SBS Australia. Get a taste of it, below.

13 Oct 2016 - 5:16 PM  UPDATED 20 Sep 2018 - 4:58 PM

There's plenty of gun play and bank robbery in the trailer for Hell or High Water, starring Chris Pine and Ben Foster as brothers driven to desperation.

The movie, directed by David Mackenzie, premiered in the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival, and went on to land four Academy Award nominations, including best picture. It will premiere on SBS Friday 21 September.

Pine and Foster portray siblings -- a divorced dad and an ex-con -- who embark on a daring bank robbery spree to save their family farm in New Mexico. After several heists, Pine's character wonders out loud why Foster was willing to join him.

"Cause you asked me, little brother," Foster responds evenly.

Jeff Bridges plays a Texas ranger in pursuit. "These boys know exactly what they're doing," marvels Bridges as he begins investigating.

The script, penned by Taylor Sheridan, was named to the 2012 Black List. It was previously titled Comancheria.

Watch the trailer:


Watch 'Hell or High Water'

SBS Australia, 8.30pm Friday 21 September 2018
SBS On Demand after boradcast

USA, 2016
Genre: Drama, Crime
Language: English
Director: David Mackenzie
Starring: Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, Ben Foster
What's it about?
After years of estrangement, Texan brothers Toby (Chris Pine) and Tanner (Ben Foster) decide to rob the branches of the bank threatening to foreclose on their family land. Vengeance seems to be theirs until they find themselves on the radar of Marcus (Jeff Bridges), a Ranger looking for one last grand pursuit on the eve of his retirement, and his partner Alberto (Gil Birmingham). As the brothers plot a final bank heist to complete their scheme, and with the Rangers on their heels, a murderous showdown looms. *We saw 'Hell or High Water' at its world premiere at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. We loved it so much we have partnered with Madman Films as co-distributors of the film in Australia. Here’s what Vulture had to say about it. *


'Hell or High Water' was a high point of 2016.


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