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Top End Wedding (2019)

Lauren and Ned are engaged, they are in love, and they have just ten days to find Lauren's mother who has gone AWOL somewhere in the remote far north of Australia, reunite her parents and pull off their dream wedding.


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Credited cast:
Alan Rickman ... Hans Gruber (voice) (archive footage)
Gwilym Lee ... Ned
Kerry Fox ... Hampton
Rob Collins ... Father Isaac
Miranda Tapsell ... Lauren
Huw Higginson ... Trevor Ford
Shari Sebbens Shari Sebbens ... Ronelle
Tracy Mann ... Annie
Travis Jeffery ... Young Trevor Ford
Ursula Yovich ... Daffy Ford
Josh McConville ... Officer Kent
Julian Garner ... Pierre
Tessa Rose ... Auntie Bree
Matt Crook ... Robbie
Taylor Wiese ... Alex


Lauren and Ned are engaged, they are in love, and they have just ten days to find Lauren's mother who has gone AWOL somewhere in the remote far north of Australia, reunite her parents and pull off their dream wedding.

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Comedy | Romance


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Official Sites:

Films Boutique | Goalpost Pictures | See more »




English | French | Aboriginal

Release Date:

2 May 2019 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Esküvő a topon See more »


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Goalpost Pictures See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


'Top End Wedding' received principal production investment from Screen Australia, in association with the South Australian Film Corporation, and support from Tourism NT. Distributor Universal Pictures distributes the film in Australia and New Zealand with Berlin-based Films Boutique handling international sales. See more »


At the fuel pump they show Trevor's 4wd being filled with diesel, when the callouts visible on the vehicle indicate it is a '3500 v6', the petrol/gas engine. Later in the film that same 'diesel' 4wd is put out of action when Ned puts petrol/gas in it. See more »


Referenced in Location Scouts: Episode #1.2 (2019) See more »


The Clapping Song
Written by Lincoln Chase
Performed by Casey Donovan
Produced by Trent Williamson
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Enjoyable movie with appealing cast and a lot of heart
17 April 2019 | by newbroomSee all my reviews

This movie put a smile on my face. The characters are just the greatest bunch of lovable people (and a dog) brought together in a movie. The story, despite some familiar scenarios, was fresh and interesting. Some beautiful cinematography of the Katherine gorge and Tiwi Islands and elsewhere up north added some more interest to the movie and should have people adding the north to their "bucket lists". Some truly funny scenes. I thought Kerry Fox was particularly funny in her role as Miranda Tapsell's lawyer boss, she seemed to be having the time of her life playing the part. It could have been pure caricature, but she gave it some depth. The camera just loves Miranda Tapsell and Ursula Yovich, who plays her mum, and the actors who played the bridesmaids were similarly gorgeous. Huw Higginson was good as the dad, and he managed to nail an aussie accent, which not many pull off. The movie reminded me of that REM/B52s song "shiny happy people". Yes, there is some pathos, but overall it was just shiny happy people in a beautiful shiny happy landscape (yes, I know you can get eaten by crocs and die of heatstroke, but in the movie it was all just gorgeous) and I came out of the film having a bit of the shiny happy rubbed off onto me. I agree with the other reviewer about the soundtrack. I also liked it a lot.

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