1 win & 8 nominations.
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A young boy travels across Australia with his father, who's wanted by the law for committing a violent crime.
Are some bonds meant to be broken?
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2 July 2009 (Australia)
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Opening Weekend USA: $838,
1 July 2012, Limited Release
Gross USA: $5,480, 9 September 2012
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Screenwriter Mac Gudgeon adapted the film's source novel and turned it into a very different story for the screenplay. Gudgeon essentially stripped the book right back and took the main characters and their predicament as a single vision. "The essence and the tone of the book is still there, it's still a hauntingly beautiful but brutal story seen through the eyes of a ten year old boy," director Glendyn Ivin said. "But the book ends about half way through the film. Mac wondered what would happen if Kev [Hugo Weaving] and Chook [Tom Russell] kept running. In this way we viewed the book almost like the real life story of Chook and Kev. And the screenplay was the re-imagining of the truth. The book became a really important and detailed backstory for all the characters in the film." See more
When Chook goes back to the car (at the end), sunlight can be seen through his hair on both sides of his head from behind, indicating that his face is in full sun. The following shot from the front shows half his face in shadow. See more
Written by J. Tawadros (Copyright Control)
Performed by Joseph Tawadros See more