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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.

Director:

Kim Farrant

Writers:

Michael Kinirons, Fiona Seres (story) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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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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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Kamikaze Origami
Written and performed by Jen Cloher
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Meh...
14 July 2015 | by spocktomSee all my reviews

The best things about this movie are the cinematography, the acting (despite the lame script) and the beautiful and haunting outback locales. The story is so strung out...so stretched. The whole thing could have been told in 30 minutes. As it is the story is padded out with long and luxurious takes of the outback, the stereotypical outback town (of which there are very few these days) and the side story of Kidman's character losing it big time.

I am thoroughly sick and tired of Australian films these days (yep-I'm Australian). They tell off-beat boring stories or focus far too much on the outback that the rest of the world must think we all live in the desert with koalas and kangaroos for pets, speak with an appalling twang and drink copious amounts of beer whilst swatting away huge flies.

Here's the reality... Most Australians live in large cities or suburbs not unlike LA (I know LA so I can compare our cities quite well). Few of our films deal with our cosmopolitan and multi-racial population. Aussie films either show whitebread Aussie families or Aboriginal families in distress. No mention or filming of the other ethnic groups here.

Now whilst trying to tell tales about your culture is a laudable thing, to make a film truly internationally interesting it needs to sell to a wider audience otherwise our film industry will always be relegated to the quirky sidelines while Hollywood conquers all.


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Country:

Ireland | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Strangerland See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,472, 12 July 2015

Gross USA:

$17,472

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$111,107
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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