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Strangerland (2015)

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A family finds their dull life in a rural outback town rocked after their two teenage children disappear into the desert, sparking disturbing rumors of their past.

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Kim Farrant

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Michael Kinirons, Fiona Seres (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicole Kidman ... Catherine
Joseph Fiennes ... Matthew
Hugo Weaving ... Rae
Lisa Flanagan Lisa Flanagan ... Coreen
Meyne Wyatt ... Burtie
Maddison Brown ... Lily
Nicholas Hamilton ... Tom
Jim Russell Jim Russell ... Alan Robertson
Sean Keenan ... Steve Robertson
Bronwyn Penrith Bronwyn Penrith ... Rose
Trangi J. Speedy-Coe Trangi J. Speedy-Coe ... Jarrah
Morgan Junor-Larwood Morgan Junor-Larwood ... Slug (as Morgan Junor Larwood)
Chris Pattinson Chris Pattinson ... Deputy Pete
Reef Ireland ... Guy in State Park
Martin Dingle Wall ... Neil McPherson
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Storyline

Newcomers to the remote Australian desert town of Nathgari, Catherine and Matthew Parker's lives are flung into crisis when they discover their two teenage kids, Tommy and Lily, have mysteriously disappeared just before a massive dust storm hits. With Nathgari eerily smothered in red dust and darkness, the townsfolk join the search led by local cop, David Rae. It soon becomes apparent that something terrible may have happened to Tommy and Lily. Suspicions run riot, rumours spread and public opinion turns savagely against the Parkers. With temperatures rising and the chances of survival plummeting with each passing day, Catherine and Matthew find themselves pushed to the brink as they struggle to survive the mystery of their children's fate. Written by Anonymous

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To find the truth they must lose themselves


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexuality and brief graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

Ireland | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Em Terra Estranha See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,472, 10 July 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$17,472, 12 July 2015
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Guy Pearce was originally cast in the lead role but dropped out to star in Black Mass (2015). Joseph Fiennes was cast as a replacement. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Lily Parker: There is a stillness in the air, and I'm in it. There are no sounds, no whispers, no shadows, no darkness. And just for a moment, there is no 'you', no 'me'. And I'm not lost.
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Worth Watching
16 June 2015 | by gEnIuS88See all my reviews

Strangerland had a lot of qualities attached to it: brilliant cinematography, stunning scenery of the Australian landscape, great production value, deep involving score. But the film's most beautiful part is the acting, everyone involved did a great Job, but it was Kidman's show, she is so powerful in this movie, natural, complex, raw & simply brilliant in every aspect, easily one of her finest acts. The Film could be deeply disturbing, mesmerizing if handled by a more mature director, or maybe if the story was simplified. Definitely worth watching, at least for the astonishing acts involved & the stunning cinematography. Strangerland is somewhat a difficult film to talk about. It does have absolutely stunning scenes reflecting brilliant work of a mature film maker, but in other scenes "specially the first part of a film "the director didn't seem to be in control, lost in the plot or at least felt like she had a lot to deal with. Throughout the film audience keep coming across a lot of quite random events they assume would make a major impact on the plot or at least they would have answers for. However a lot of these triggers are gone unanswered by the end of the movie, leaving the crowd lost. Which created a confusion while they try to focus on the main story line. Going through the most horrific situation ever, losing your kids, Strangerland spectacularly represented the emotions of the parents involved allowing the actors to shine on screen in many confronting scenes.


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