Australia (2008)

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Australia
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TitleAustralia
Year2008
CountryAustralia, United Kingdom, USA
GenreWestern (Movies)
Run Time2h 45 min
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In 1939, weeks before the start of World War II, Lady Sarah Ashley of England travels to Australia to force her philandering husband to sell his faltering cattle station, Faraway Downs. The huge station straddles Western Australia and the Northern Territory, reaching north to the Timor Sea. Her husband sends an independent cattle drover, called “The Drover,” to transport her to Faraway Downs. Lady Sarah’s husband is murdered before she arrives; the authorities tell her the killer is an Aboriginal elder nicknamed “King George.” The station’s manager, Neil Fletcher, secretly tries to gain control of Faraway Downs in order to sell it to meat tycoon Lesley ‘King’ Carney, thereby creating a complete cattle monopoly. Meanwhile, at Darwin, Australian Army logistics officer Captain Dutton negotiates beef prices with Carney on behalf of the Allies.

The childless Lady Sarah is captivated by the boy Nullah, who has an Aboriginal mother and a white father. Nullah, who has been spying on Fletcher, reveals his plan to Lady Sarah, who fires Fletcher and runs the cattle station aided by her remaining staff. The next day, policemen arrive to take Nullah away to Mission Island as they have with other half-Aboriginal children. While evading them, Nullah’s mother Daisy drowns when she hides with him in a water tower. Lady Sarah comforts Nullah by singing the song “Over the Rainbow.” Nullah tells her that “King George” is his grandfather, and that like the Wizard of Oz, he too is a “magic man”.

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Cast:

Nicole Kidman Nicole Kidman
Lady Sarah Ashley
David Wenham David Wenham
Neil Fletcher
Bryan Brown Bryan Brown
King Carney
David Gulpilil David Gulpilil
King George
Jack Thompson Jack Thompson
Kipling Flynn

In 1939, weeks before the start of World War II, Lady Sarah Ashley of England travels to Australia to force her philandering husband to sell his faltering cattle station, Faraway Downs. The huge station straddles Western Australia and the Northern Territory, reaching north to the Timor Sea. Her husband sends an independent cattle drover, called “The Drover,” to transport her to Faraway Downs. Lady Sarah’s husband is murdered before she arrives; the authorities tell her the killer is an Aboriginal elder nicknamed “King George.” The station’s manager, Neil Fletcher, secretly tries to gain control of Faraway Downs in order to sell it to meat tycoon Lesley ‘King’ Carney, thereby creating a complete cattle monopoly. Meanwhile, at Darwin, Australian Army logistics officer Captain Dutton negotiates beef prices with Carney on behalf of the Allies.

The childless Lady Sarah is captivated by the boy Nullah, who has an Aboriginal mother and a white father. Nullah, who has been spying on Fletcher, reveals his plan to Lady Sarah, who fires Fletcher and runs the cattle station aided by her remaining staff. The next day, policemen arrive to take Nullah away to Mission Island as they have with other half-Aboriginal children. While evading them, Nullah’s mother Daisy drowns when she hides with him in a water tower. Lady Sarah comforts Nullah by singing the song “Over the Rainbow.” Nullah tells her that “King George” is his grandfather, and that like the Wizard of Oz, he too is a “magic man”.

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