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Australia (1989)

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Australia is about Edouard Pierson, a Belgian-born wool dealer who emigrated to Australia after World War Two. The movie actual takes place in Belgium as he returns to his homeland to ... See full summary »

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Jeanne Gauthier
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Edouard Pierson
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Julien Pierson
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Agnès Deckers
Hélène Surgère ...
Odette Pierson
Maxime Laloux ...
François Gauthier
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André Gauthier
Danielle Lyttleton ...
Saturday Pierson
Dorothy Alison ...
Doreen Swanson
Bob Bradley ...
Peter Swanson
Peter Douglas ...
Hasburn
Michel Andres ...
Membre club aviation
Denys Hawthorne ...
Mr. Frazer
Simone Barry ...
Madame Dumoulin
Noël Baye ...
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Australia is about Edouard Pierson, a Belgian-born wool dealer who emigrated to Australia after World War Two. The movie actual takes place in Belgium as he returns to his homeland to assist his family with their wool business. Edouard was left a single father after his girlfriend died and when he goes to Belgium he leaves behind this young girl, whom his family don't know about. He meets a beautiful woman, Jeanne, another single parent, and an intense relationship develops. Edouard's relationship with his family has its ups and downs and many secrets are revealed before the movie's conclusion ties everything together. Written by Lloyd Harris <floyd@idirect.com>

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Have you ever heard a Belgian waffle??
8 April 2002 | by (L A.) – See all my reviews

I have, in this film! Jeremy Irons waffles between speaking English (in the Australian scenes) and French (in the scenes in Belgium)! Potential viewers should realize that the French scenes do NOT have English subtitles, so if you don't speak the language fluently, you are on your own. It's a tribute to Irons' genius that one can understand most of what is going on in the film, and he makes a damn fine French movie star, extremely believable, right down to his subtle French accent in the English-speaking scenes. Tres bon, even though I was in the dark a lot of the time about exactly what was transpiring. -

Wanted to add that since then I've gotten a copy of the film with English subtitles, and it made all the difference. For instance, there's a fantastic scene where Ardant's character is in bed with Irons' character, sharing about her past in thorough detail, while he quietly listens, and knowing what she's actually saying in that scene was very enlightening to the rest of the movie.


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