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Bran Nue Dae (2009)

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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Budget:

AUD 6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$23,527 (USA) (12 September 2010)

Gross:

$110,029 (USA) (4 October 2010)
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Robin Williams was interested in playing Father Benedictus. See more »

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Uncle Tadpole: Who likes Rolf Harris?
Willie: I hate Rolf Harris!
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Featured in At the Movies: Summer Special 2010/11 (2010) See more »

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Six White Boomers
Written by Rolf Harris and John D. Brown
Performed by Rolf Harris
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Could be lot better
23 January 2011 | by (Seattle, United States) – See all my reviews

Sadly, this film needs much tighter editing and better musical direction, also the dubbing and Foley are amateurish. There are some OK performances: Geoffrey Rush and Magda Szubanski are good (no surprise there), Ernie Dingo is charming (again, no surprise) and the scenery is terrific - this is a part of Australia that's not well-known yet is very photogenic. The songs are just OK, not fabulous but they serve the story, however the backing music is often jarring and like a 70's sitcom in its lack of subtlety. I think the musical has all kinds of potential as a film, but this version misses out. It's a shame, more attention to detail could have made this a real winner.


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