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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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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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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 Maltin on Movies: The Romantics (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Six White Boomers
Written by Rolf Harris and John D. Brown
Performed by Rolf Harris
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It's a musical comedy
19 December 2012 | by bbewnyloracSee all my reviews

The people who say this film is badly acted and cheesy just do not understand it. Just like Grease, it is meant to be a musical comedy and has aspects of great parody. Even as Missy Higgins is acting the wide eyed hippie, she's poking fun at hippies and the hippie era, as well as being affectionate towards it. I think she's brilliant in this film. There are some pretty dark themes such as alcohol abuse, deaths in police custody and homelessness -- and humour is used as an effective tool. Rather than trivialise the issues, it makes us look at them in a different way. Rather than state that all Europeans or all Aborigines are bad, the film shows us that people are often a mixture of good and bad. I think it's beautifully shot and directed and the actors, who clearly had a ball making it, do a fantastic job.


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