A British aristocrat travels to Australia to inherit her late husband's enormous ranch that rival Cattle Barons plan to steal. To protect her estate she will pact with a rough-edged stock-man to drive 2,000 head of cattle across hundreds of miles of the country's most unforgiving land, only to still face the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by the Japanese forces that had attacked Pearl Harbor.
Production Year: 2008
September 29, 2013 20:00 (KSA) ~ September 29, 2013 19:00 (CLT)
Nicole Kidman portrays Lady Sarah Ashley, an English aristocrat who has traveled to Australia intending to persuade her cheating husband to sell his unprofitable ranch. Shortly after arriving, Ashley discovers her husband has been murdered, and that she has inherited his vast estate.
Drover (Hugh Jackman) helps the Lady move the ranch's cattle to a presumably safer location. During this time she has the opportunity to bond with Nullah (Brandon Walter), an aboriginal boy whose mother drowns while trying to escape ruthless authorities. Together, the three fight against Neil Fletcher (David Wenham), a rival rancher who seeks to steal Ashley's property.
Australia was nominated for an Oscar and three Teen Choice Awards. It earned $211 million at theaters internationally, easily exceeding its $130 million budget.
- Nicole Kidman
- Hugh Jackman
- David Wenham
- Bryan Brown
- David Gulpilil
Directed by: Baz Luhrmann
Rating: PG-13 for some violence, a scene of sensuality, and brief strong language