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USA & UK: Twentieth Century Fox
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, David Wenham, Bryan Brown, Jack Thompson, David Gulpilil, Brandon Walters, David Ngoombujarra, Ben Mendelsohn, Essie Davis, Barry Otto, Kerry Walker, Sandy Gore, Ursula Yovich, Lillian Crombie, Yuen Wah, Angus Pilakui, Jacek Koman, Tony Barry, Ray Barrett, Max Cullen
Director: Baz Luhrmann
Countries: Australia / USA
USA & UK: 165 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for some violence, a scene of sensuality, and brief strong language
UK Certificate: 12A contains one use of strong language, moderate war violence and injury
USA Release Date: 26 November 2008
UK Release Date: 26 December 2008
"Two people... from different worlds"
Their bond... defied the rules
Their love... defied their destiny."
AUSTRALIA, from visionary filmmaker Baz Luhrmann, is an epic and romantic action adventure, set in that country on the explosive brink of World War II. In it, an English aristocrat (Kidman) travels to the faraway continent, where she meets a rough-hewn local (Jackman) and reluctantly agrees to join forces with him to save the land she inherited.
Together, they embark upon a transforming journey across hundreds of miles of the world's most beautiful yet unforgiving terrain, only to still face the bombing of the city of Darwin by the Japanese forces that attacked Pearl Harbor.
With his new film, Luhrmann is painting on a vast canvas, creating a cinematic experience that brings together romance, drama, adventure and spectacle. It's an adventure as epic as the land in which its story unfolds.
From the director of ROMEO AND JULIET and MOULIN ROUGE! AUSTRALIA was filmed on location in New South Wales, Bowen, Queensland, The East Kimberley Region, Western Australia and Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.