The stunning landscape of Western Australia is the backdrop for an impassioned tale of love and grief in Gregor Jordan's adaptation of the acclaimed novel by Tim Winton.


Gregor Jordan


Jack Thorne (screenplay), Tim Winton (novel)
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Credited cast:
Kelly Macdonald ... Georgie
Garrett Hedlund ... Lu Fox
David Wenham ... Jim
Aaron Pedersen ... Beaver
Dan Wyllie ... Rusty
Chris Haywood ... Warwick
George Mason ... Darkie
Julia Stone ... Sal
Ava Caryofyllis ... Bird
Jessica Niven ... Lois
Syd Brisbane ... Chugger
Jacob Clayton ... Josh
Luke Elliot ... Red
Kohen Mills ... Brad
Fern Nicholson ... Ava


In Gregor Jordan's adaptation of the acclaimed novel by Tim Winton, the stunning landscape of Western Australia is the backdrop for an impassioned tale of love and grief. Stuck in a loveless relationship with legendary local fisherman Jim Buckridge (David Wenham), the despondent Georgie (Kelly Macdonald) becomes enamored with Lu (Garrett Hedlund), a young poacher who is encroaching on her tyrannical partner's territory. A reticent loner with a tragic past who gave up his life as a musician, Lu is wary of letting Georgie in. But their fervent attraction gets the better of them, and secrets are uncovered that will change their lives. When Jim finds out about the affair, Lu flees into the punishing terrain with no intention of returning, and Georgie sets off on a chase to bring her lover back. Three tempestuous characters, worn down by traumas, find themselves bound together and forced to face one another's inner conflicts in this blistering outback melodrama. Fuelled by the palpable ... Written by Toronto International Film Festival

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Crime | Drama | Romance


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Tim Winton's novel 'Dirt Music' was first published in 2001, and won the Miles Franklin Award in 2002; in the same year it was also shortlisted for the Man Booker prize. See more »


Lu Fox: Dirt music, is anything you can play on a verandah or porch, without electricity.
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14 August 2020 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

The scenery is really beautiful. The story is a slow burner, but it's worth watching for the ending.

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17 July 2020 (USA) See more »

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Dirt Music See more »


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Dolby Digital



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2.35 : 1
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