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In the Summer of 1969 a young man is filled with the life of the idyllic old pearling port Broome - fishing, hanging out with his mates and his girl. However his mother returns him to the ... See full summary »

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In the Summer of 1969 a young man is filled with the life of the idyllic old pearling port Broome - fishing, hanging out with his mates and his girl. However his mother returns him to the religious mission for further schooling. After being punished for an act of youthful rebellion, he runs away from the mission on a journey that ultimately leads him back home. Written by Anonymous

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Going home never felt so good See more »

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »

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14 January 2010 (Australia)  »

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Palavi kainouria mera  »

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AUD 6,500,000 (estimated)

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$23,527 (USA) (10 September 2010)

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$110,029 (USA) (2 October 2010)
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Featured in At the Movies: Summer Special 2009/10 (2009) See more »

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Bran Nue Dae (Millya Rumarra recording)
Written by Jimmy Chi (as Chi) and Michael Manolis Mavromatis (as Manolis)
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It's a musical comedy
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The people who say this film is badly acted and cheesy just do not understand it. Just like Grease, it is meant to be a musical comedy and has aspects of great parody. Even as Missy Higgins is acting the wide eyed hippie, she's poking fun at hippies and the hippie era, as well as being affectionate towards it. I think she's brilliant in this film. There are some pretty dark themes such as alcohol abuse, deaths in police custody and homelessness -- and humour is used as an effective tool. Rather than trivialise the issues, it makes us look at them in a different way. Rather than state that all Europeans or all Aborigines are bad, the film shows us that people are often a mixture of good and bad. I think it's beautifully shot and directed and the actors, who clearly had a ball making it, do a fantastic job.


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