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We of the Never Never (1982)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Angela Punch McGregor ...
Jeannie Gunn
Arthur Dignam ...
Aeneas Gunn
Martin Vaughan ...
Lewis Fitz-Gerald ...
Tony Barry ...
Donald Blitner ...
Goggle Eye
Mawuyul Yanthalawuy ...
Cecil Parkee ...
Sibina Willy ...
Bett Bett
Tex Morton ...
Kim Chiu Kok ...
Sam Lee
Brian Granrott ...
Danny Adcock ...


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She was a 20th century woman trapped in the 19th century. Jeannie Gunn has been dunked in a river. Treed by an angry bull. And forced to cross the Australian continent the hard way. On horseback. By buckboard. And on foot. She faced being the only civilized woman in an uncivilized land. Hers is a story of personal triumph. It will show you how one woman reached out in a hard, hostile, prejudiced world and managed to find love. [USA theatrical] See more »


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Release Date:

4 November 1982 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

De sterkes land  »

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2.35 : 1
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The remains of Aeneas Gunn, and several other characters featured in the book and movie, are buried in the Elsey Cemetery. Jeannie Gunn is buried in Melbourne, but there is a memorial next to her husband's grave, which reads IN loving memory of the "Little Missus" JEANNIE GUNN Born. June 5th 1870. Died. June 9th 1961 See more »


Referenced in A Country Practice: Acts of Kindness: Part 2 (1982) See more »

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"Once it gets its hooks in you, you'll Never Never want to leave."
19 September 2005 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

We of the Never Never was a real surprise: sounding like one of a thousand other woman-making-her-way-on-the-frontier movies, albeit set in the Australian outback, it actually turns out to be a terrific piece of old-style epic film-making on a grand scale. The unexpected casting pays dividends: Angela Punch McGregor conveys just the right strength of character for someone simultaneously trying to fit in where she's not wanted and who is still open to what those around her have to offer, white or Aborigine, while Arthur Dignam's very unlikeliness as a cattle station manager works in his favour.

Gary Hansen's scope photography is truly breathtaking, and director Igor Auzin's mastery of the frame without losing sight of his characters is so impressive that you wonder why he only made one more feature. The 2.35:1 ratio is not just window dressing either: not only does it stress both the vastness and hard beauty of the place, but it also serves to highlight the marginalisation of the various characters by class, gender or race. Pretty terrific.

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