Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Australia film synopsis- Release Date: November 13

Australia- Starring Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, David Wenham and Bryan Brown. Directed by Baz Lurhmann. Written by Lurhmann, Stuart Beattie and Oscar winner Ronald Harwood ( The Statement, The Pianist, The Diving Bell and The Butterfly ) Cinematography by Mandy Walker ( Shattered Glass, Lantana ).



Lurhmann, of Moulin Rouge fame, directs this period epic during World War II, about a English aristocrat, Lady Sarah Ashley, that has inherited a large cattle station in Australia. She is assisted by an Aussie drover ( Jackman ) with whom she becomes romantically interested in. He helps her drive the cattle across the property as they are under the threat of nearby Darwin being bombed by the Japanese.

3 comments:

Aktivamy said...

I am so excited about Ausralia ! Baz is back and judging from the trailer it looks incredible. I think this one will take people by surprise. Thank you for the synopsis. I did not know too much about the film.

atgtacoma said...

I'm on the fence with this one. It looks rather restrained for Baz. Don't get me wrong, it looks like a good movie, but Baz is best when he just goes all-out bonkers. Yes, I am one of those people who actually liked Moulin Rouge.

moviefreak said...

I'm on the fence too. The trailer was very impressive. It looks like a true epic, but I'll just have to see it first to give it any Oscar hopes.

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