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Australia (26-Nov-2008)

Director: Baz Luhrmann

Writers: Stuart Beattie; Richard Flanagan; Ronald Harwood; Baz Luhrmann

Keywords: Action/Adventure, Australia

Romantic epic documents the intersecting lives of two individuals in Australia towards the dawn of World War II.

English aristocrat Lady Sarah Ashley inherits a gargantuan cattle ranch in northern Australia in 1939 when her unfaithful husband is killed by an Aboriginal elder, bringing her to the Commonwealth nation in the South Pacific to assess the land. Determined to spare her land from cattle magnates hungry for a monopoly in the country, Lady Sarah teams up with rough-and-tumble farmhand Drover to drive thousands of cattle across hundreds of miles, forming a connection with the handsome -- if lower-class -- man as a series of obstacles including the Japanese bombing of Darwin complicate their mission.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ray Barrett
2-May-1927 8-Sep-2009 Peter Thornton on The Troubleshooters
Bryan Brown
23-Jun-1947   Cocktail
Essie Davis
1970   Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
Hugh Jackman
12-Oct-1968   X-Men
Nicole Kidman
20-Jun-1967   Moulin Rouge
Bruce Spence
17-Sep-1945   Mouth of Sauron
Jack Thompson
31-Aug-1940   Sunday Too Far Away
David Wenham
21-Sep-1965   Faramir in Lord of the Rings


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