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Dirt Music (2019)

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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)





Credited cast:
Garrett Hedlund ... Lu Fox
Kelly Macdonald ... Georgie
David Wenham ... Jim
Aaron Pedersen ... Beaver
Dan Wyllie ... Rusty
Chris Haywood ... Warwick
Ava Caryofyllis ... Bird
George Mason ... Darkie
Jessica Niven ... Lois
Syd Brisbane ... Chugger
Jacob Clayton ... Josh
Julia Stone ... Sal
Fern Nicholson ... Ava
Kelly Belinda Hammond ... Jude
Kohen Mills ... Brad


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 »

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Lovely film, great acting and story.
28 July 2020 | by shweta-51657See all my reviews

The rating of 5.2 is utter rubbish. I absolutely enjoyed this film from start to finish. The three leads are a pleasure to watch. And the music and cinematography in the film are both beautiful.

The movie tells the story of Georgie who is tired of trying to connect with the absent partner, who is the local legendary fishermen, Jim. While Jim has his own ghosts haunting him, the movie centers around the lost and grieving Lou and his connection with Georgie. Garret Hedlund has done a great job portraying the broken Lou who is determined to punish himself. By the end you will be yearning for a happy ending in this lovey film set in Western Australia.


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Release Date:

17 July 2020 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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