It's the start of WWII in Northern Australia. The Japanese are getting close. People are evacuating and burning everything in a "scorched earth" policy. Rather than kill all their cattle, a... See full summary »
John Nugent Hayward,
A woman tries to put the loss of her daughter behind her by going back to teaching. In her new job she is assigned a mentor who is hiding a deep dark violent past. Her mentor begins to develop an unsettling attraction to her.
It tells the story of Romulus, his beautiful wife, Christina, and their struggle in the face of great adversity to bring up their son, Raimond. It is a story of impossible love that ultimately celebrates the unbreakable bond between father and son.
Mick's father, Barry, sells the family piano, causing Mick's mother, Irene to leave. In order to raise enough money to buy the piano back, Mick dresses in his mother's clothes and becomes ... See full summary »
Isaac Seidel is a highly unconventional New York police-commissioner. He is well-abled in dealing with trouble at the headquarter, the maffia and situations in the streets. His loyalty to ... See full summary »
Steve Lucas is a nineteen year old who is filled with the burning resentment of being forced to live in his brother's shadow. His brother Adam, is burdened by his father's desire for glory,... See full summary »
Trent Turner has it all - a beautiful wife, a fabulous house, and a business he owns with his best friend. He also has a mistress, a mistress who gets him involved with more than he's ... See full summary »
Three young Cockneys take a day off work to meet a foreign movie star at Heathrow airport. She joins them and their taxi driver while she collects some typically British hats. The main rule... See full summary »
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 »
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 »
"Once it gets its hooks in you, you'll Never Never want to leave."
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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