Dirt Music 

The story of a woman stranded in a relationship with a man she doesn't love, in a small fishing village on the coast of Australia. An encounter with a local pariah results in an affair that dredges up secrets and changes all of their lives.


Gregor Jordan


Jack Thorne (screenplay), Tim Winton (novel)

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Updated: 13 October 2018
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Credited cast, sorted by IMDb STARmeter:
Garrett Hedlund ... Lu Fox
Kelly Macdonald ... Georgie
David Wenham ... Jim
Dan Wyllie ... Rusty
Aaron Pedersen ... Beaver
Chris Haywood ... Warwick
George Mason George Mason ... Darkie
Ava Caryofyllis ... Bird
Jessica Niven ... Lois
Jacob Clayton ... Josh
Fern Nicholson ... Ava
Julia Stone Julia Stone ... Sal
Kohen Mills ... Brad
Rikky Sharma Rikky Sharma ... Plane Passenger


Georgie (Macdonald), sometime sailor, diver and nurse used to have guts. But somehow she has lost her way. Stranded in a remote fishing town on the West Australian coast she's living with a man she doesn't love, Jim (Wenham) and his young sons whose dead mother she can never replace. But a reckless moment leads to a life-changing encounter with Lu (Hedlund), an enigmatic loner, one time musician and sometimes poacher, outcast from the community. The two are powerfully drawn to each other and embark on an inescapable, intense and sexually charged affair. Georgie will risk everything for this chance of love, but Lu is haunted by a tragic accident from his past. For him the prospect is too painful and he retreats into the wilderness to the remotest islands leaving little clue as to his whereabouts. With the unlikely help of Jim who is determined to right the wrongs of his own past, Georgie embarks on a journey to bring Lu back from his past and his grief, ultimately finding herself. Written by Wg

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Speaking of the movie 'Dirt Music' in a radio interview with Elvis Mitchell on 'The Treatment' on KCRW (Santa Monica) 21 July 2010, director Phillip Noyce revealed that Russell Crowe "has been preparing for it for a number of years, he's written and recorded a number of songs that will be featured in the movie, in fact he's going on tour later this year with his band, and people around America will be able to hear a lot of the songs well in advance of the movie coming out". See more »

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