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Bran Nue Dae (2009)

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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 »

Director:

Rachel Perkins

Writers:

Jimmy Chi (stage musical), Kuckles (stage musical) | 8 more credits »
3 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rocky McKenzie Rocky McKenzie ... Willie
Jessica Mauboy ... Rosie
Ernie Dingo ... Uncle Tadpole
Missy Higgins Missy Higgins ... Annie
Geoffrey Rush ... Father Benedictus
Deborah Mailman ... Roxanne
Tom Budge ... Slippery
Magda Szubanski ... Roadhouse Betty
Ningali Lawford Ningali Lawford ... Theresa (as Ningali Lawford-Wolf)
Stephen B'Aamba Albert Stephen B'Aamba Albert ... Pastor Flakkon (as Stephen Baamba Albert)
Dan Sultan Dan Sultan ... Lester
Josiah Page Josiah Page ... Tommy
Hunter Page-Lochard ... Peter (as Hunter Page)
Samson Page Samson Page ... Daryl
Dayle Garlett Dayle Garlett ... Dorm Boy
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Musical

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 2010 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Palavi kainouria mera See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

AUD 6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,527, 12 September 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$110,029, 4 October 2010
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Robin Williams was interested in playing Father Benedictus. See more »

Quotes

Uncle Tadpole: Who likes Rolf Harris?
Willie: I hate Rolf Harris!
Slippery: Who is Rolf Harris?
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Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Summer Special 2009/10 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Long Way Away From My Country
Written by Jimmy Chi
Performed by Ernie Dingo
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super delightful with fantastic dance scene
5 May 2017 | by futuretypeSee all my reviews

This movie was a pleasant surprise providing insights and realism of aborigines life and treatment. The musical numbers were quirky and entertaining. The two minute dance scene near the beginning, starting at 04:00 minutes to 06:00 minutes, is amazingly fantastic. I have watched it dozens of times. The camera work, the editing, the characters all combine to make a mesmerizing sequence. The characters seem like you could find them there today if you went to Broome, Western Australia, right down to the white folk sitting around in the periphery. And it looks like Jimmy Chi himself (author of the musical) is right up on stage playing with the band the Kuckles.


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