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.


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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