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- Hugh Jackman

Overview - MOULIN ROUGE's Baz Luhrman and Nicole Kidman reteam for this epic that pays homage to their homeland. In AUSTRALIA, Lady Sarah Ashley (Kidman) is a prim and proper Englishwoman who journeys to Australia in the years before World War II reached the country's shores.  Read more...

 
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Overview

MOULIN ROUGE's Baz Luhrman and Nicole Kidman reteam for this epic that pays homage to their homeland. In AUSTRALIA, Lady Sarah Ashley (Kidman) is a prim and proper Englishwoman who journeys to Australia in the years before World War II reached the country's shores. She is determined to have her estranged husband sell his cattle ranch to a monopoly-craving businessman named King Carney (Bryan Brown), but when she arrives, Lord Ashley is dead, and her plan to sell the ranch changes when she sees an employee named Fletcher (David Wenham) cheating her husband's business and mistreating a young boy named Nullah (Brandon Walters) because he is of mixed race. Urged on by both pride and a sense of justice, Lady Ashley wants to drive her herd of cattle to Darwin so she can sell them to the troops, but she'll require the help of an independent cowboy (fellow Aussie Hugh Jackman) to get them there. AUSTRALIA changes genres almost as much as Kidman's character changes from fantastic costume to fantastic costume (courtesy of Luhrman's wife and collaborator, Catherine Martin). The film begins as a fish-out-of-water comedy, then changes into a Western, then morphs into a romance, and it finishes as a World War II drama. But in this genre-bending epic, there's something for everyone, especially for fans of Jackman. The actor has rarely looked better, and there's plenty of opportunity for him to show that he can be an action star as well as a romantic lead in the mold of the Golden Age stars. The film itself harks back to classic Hollywood, at times resembling essentials such as GONE WITH THE WIND and THE AFRICAN QUEEN. And fans of THE WIZARD OF OZ will enjoy seeing how the beloved film works its way into AUSTRALIA's plot and score.

Cast List

Baz Luhrmann - Australian director, MOULIN ROUGE
Stuart Beattie
Catherine Knapman - Film CoProducer, MOULIN ROUGE (2001)
Nicole Kidman - Actress, TO DIE FOR
Brandon Walters - Actor
Catherine Martin - PRODUCTION DESIGNER
Hugh Jackman - Actor
Bryan Brown - Actor, THE THORN BIRDS
Jack Thompson - Australian Actor
Anton Monsted - Executive music supervisor
Michael McCusker - Editor, WALKOUT (2006)
G. Mac Brown - LUCKY NUMBERS
David Wenham
Mandy Walker - Director of Photography
Dody Dorn - Editor

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 165
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 024543563716
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA) (for some violence, a scene of sensuality, and brief strong language)
  • Release Date: August 2014

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Movies > Action/Adventure

Related Keywords:
Action
Romance
World War II
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Australia

 
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Reviews:
"AUSTRALIA is a postmodern blockbuster filtered through the very particular sensibility of Luhrmann....Luhrmann brings an unapologetically over-the-top and operatic aesthetic to the table." - 11/26/2008 Los Angeles Times


"[T]his creation story about modern Australia is a testament to movie love at its most devout, cinematic spectacle at its most extreme..." - 11/26/2008 New York Times


"[W]hat a gorgeous film, what strong performances, what exhilarating images and -- yes, what sweeping romantic melodrama. The kind of movie that is a movie, with all that word promises and implies." - 12/05/2008 Chicago Sun-Times


3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]hings slow down...allowing Luhrmann to show off his talent for stunning visuals, to flex new action muscles with a thrilling cattle stampede, and to set in motion the beguiling AFRICAN QUEEN-inspired romance..." - 02/01/2009 Empire


3 stars out of 5 -- "[Kidman's] finest moments are a reminder that no major actress has done more consistent work in the past decade." - 02/01/2009 Total Film


"The most expensive Australian film ever made is rousing and passionate....Kidman gives one of her most engaging performances..." - 11/20/2008 Hollywood Reporter

 
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