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Bran Nue Dae (2009)

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In the Summer of 1969 a young man is filled with the life of the idyllic old pearling port Broome - fishing, hanging out with his mates and his girl. However his mother returns him to the ... See full summary »

Director:

Rachel Perkins

Writers:

Jimmy Chi (stage musical), Kuckles (stage musical) | 8 more credits »
3 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rocky McKenzie Rocky McKenzie ... Willie
Jessica Mauboy ... Rosie
Ernie Dingo ... Uncle Tadpole
Missy Higgins Missy Higgins ... Annie
Geoffrey Rush ... Father Benedictus
Deborah Mailman ... Roxanne
Tom Budge ... Slippery
Magda Szubanski ... Roadhouse Betty
Ningali Lawford Ningali Lawford ... Theresa (as Ningali Lawford-Wolf)
Stephen B'Aamba Albert Stephen B'Aamba Albert ... Pastor Flakkon (as Stephen Baamba Albert)
Dan Sultan Dan Sultan ... Lester
Josiah Page Josiah Page ... Tommy
Hunter Page-Lochard ... Peter (as Hunter Page)
Samson Page Samson Page ... Daryl
Dayle Garlett Dayle Garlett ... Dorm Boy
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Storyline

In the Summer of 1969 a young man is filled with the life of the idyllic old pearling port Broome - fishing, hanging out with his mates and his girl. However his mother returns him to the religious mission for further schooling. After being punished for an act of youthful rebellion, he runs away from the mission on a journey that ultimately leads him back home. Written by Anonymous

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Going home never felt so good See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Musical

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 2010 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Palavi kainouria mera See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

AUD6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,527, 12 September 2010

Gross USA:

$113,568

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,812,530
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Robin Williams was interested in playing Father Benedictus. See more »

Quotes

Uncle Tadpole: Who likes Rolf Harris?
Willie: I hate Rolf Harris!
Slippery: Who is Rolf Harris?
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Connections

Featured in Maltin on Movies: Moneyball (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Bran Nue Dae (Millya Rumarra recording)
Written by Jimmy Chi (as Chi) and Michael Manolis Mavromatis (as Manolis)
Performed by Jimmy Chi
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24 August 2009 | by noniroseSee all my reviews

I was lucky enough to see a review screening of this movie. I have to say it is one of the best movies i've ever seen. What i would like to know is, when will it be shown at the cinemas for all to see? I recommend it to everyone. It showed so much more of Australian then the movie 'Australia' and it left you feeling so energised in your seat. The casting is fantastic, I was a little hesitant about a few, especially as they're many first timers for movies. At the end we were left wanting to sing some of the songs, and one could describe it as an 'Australian Bollywood' in the way it is brought together with so many songs throughout. Absolutely brilliant. I haven't seen the 'musical' version, but i wish i had! Wow what a movie. The time flies by so quickly!!!! Too quickly if you ask me!! Cant wait to see it again!


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