• 2008
  • 165 min
  • Australia, USA
  • adventure, drama, romance

Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by Japanese forces firsthand.

Director: Baz Luhrmann

Screenwriters: Baz Luhrmann, Stuart Beattie, Ronald Harwood

Stars: Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Essie Davis

Built on lavish vistas and impeccable production, Australia is unfortunately burdened with thinly drawn characters and a lack of originality.


Main Cast


Producer: G. Mac Brown, Catherine Knapman, Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, Paul Watters

Editor: Dody Dorn, Michael McCusker

Casting: Nikki Barrett, Ronna Kress, Mike Leeder, Ean Tang

Director Of Photography: Mandy Walker

Original Music Composer: David Hirschfelder

Costume Design: Catherine Martin

Production Design: Catherine Martin


Tagline: Welcome to Australia!

Genres: adventure, drama, romance

Categories: world war two, australia, prejudicie, missionary


Year: 2008

Runtime: 165 min

Country: Australia, USA, UK

Language: English, Japanese

Color: Color

Aspect Ratio: 2.39 : 1

Sound Mix: DTS, Dolby Digital