Australia: The People, The History, The Location
Behind the Scenes
Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman join forces with the innovative director Baz Luhrman in the epic and romantic adventure "Australia"
, which takes place early during World War II.
An English aristocrat (Nicole Kidman) travels to the remote continent. There she meets a rugged cattle farmer (Hugh Jackman) and a native boy (Brandon Walters) who fascinates her. This unusual trio sets out on a journey that will change their lives, to herd cattle several hundred kilometer in the worlds most beautiful, yet merciless terrain. The idyll is broken by powerful enemies, and they must try to find eachother again in Darwin, a city bombed to ruins by the same Japanese forces who attacked Pearl Harbor.
With his new movie, Baz Luhrman paints a big canvas, and he creates a cinematic experience that joins comedy, romance, drama, adventure, and magnificent imagery.