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Strangerland (2015)

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A family finds their dull life in a rural outback town rocked after their two teenage children disappear into the desert, sparking disturbing rumors of their past.

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Kim Farrant

Writers:

Michael Kinirons, Fiona Seres (story) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicole Kidman ... Catherine
Joseph Fiennes ... Matthew
Hugo Weaving ... Rae
Lisa Flanagan Lisa Flanagan ... Coreen
Meyne Wyatt ... Burtie
Maddison Brown ... Lily
Nicholas Hamilton ... Tom
Jim Russell Jim Russell ... Alan Robertson
Sean Keenan ... Steve Robertson
Bronwyn Penrith Bronwyn Penrith ... Rose
Trangi J. Speedy-Coe Trangi J. Speedy-Coe ... Jarrah
Morgan Junor-Larwood Morgan Junor-Larwood ... Slug (as Morgan Junor Larwood)
Chris Pattinson Chris Pattinson ... Deputy Pete
Reef Ireland ... Guy in State Park
Martin Dingle Wall ... Neil McPherson
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Storyline

Newcomers to the remote Australian desert town of Nathgari, Catherine and Matthew Parker's lives are flung into crisis when they discover their two teenage kids, Tommy and Lily, have mysteriously disappeared just before a massive dust storm hits. With Nathgari eerily smothered in red dust and darkness, the townsfolk join the search led by local cop, David Rae. It soon becomes apparent that something terrible may have happened to Tommy and Lily. Suspicions run riot, rumours spread and public opinion turns savagely against the Parkers. With temperatures rising and the chances of survival plummeting with each passing day, Catherine and Matthew find themselves pushed to the brink as they struggle to survive the mystery of their children's fate. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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To find the truth they must lose themselves


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexuality and brief graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

Ireland | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Em Terra Estranha See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,472, 12 July 2015

Gross USA:

$17,472

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$111,107
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Feature film debut of director Kim Farrant. See more »

Quotes

Catherine Parker: Looks like it's gonna rain.
Matthew Parker: If I could just take back that moment.
[sobbing]
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Kamikaze Origami
Written and performed by Jen Cloher
With additional arrangements by Keefus Ciancia
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Slow moving & hard to watch, but not a bad movie with one of the best performances by Kidman I have ever seen. I say B-
1 August 2015 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"Are we bad parents? Did I do something wrong?" Catherine (Kidman) and Matthew (Fiennes) are a normal, boring couple living in Australia. When Catherine wakes up one morning to find her two children are missing her world is rocked. They feel the police are not doing enough and take it upon themselves to look for them. When past history is revealed no one can be trusted. This is a very difficult movie to watch. The acting by Kidman is Oscar worthy and everyone else does hold their own against her. On the other hand the subject is gut wrenching and the movie is a little slow moving. It does keep you watching and interested though, both to see the end and for Kidman's performance. This is a good movie but nothing you can watch over and over and also one you really have to be in the mood for. Worth seeing for her acting if for no other reason. Overall, slow moving and hard to watch, but not a bad movie with one of the best performances by Kidman I have ever seen. I give this a B-.


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