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Brand New Day (2009)

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Format: DVD
Sku: 223323691
UPC: 024543778820
UPC 14: 00024543778820
Rating: Game Rating Code
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In the summer of 1969 a young man is filled with the life of the idyllic old pearling port broome - fishing, hanging out with his mates and his girl. However his mother returns him to the religious mission for further schooling. After being punished for an act of youthful rebellion, he runs away from the mission.
Editor's Note
In this lively musical comedy drama set in the late '60s, Willie (Rocky McKenzie) is a 16-year-old living in Broome, an Aboriginal community on the western coast of Australia. Willie is an easygoing kid who doesn't ask for much from life beyond enjoying time with his friends and getting a date with Rosie (Jessica Mauboy), a pretty girl who attends the same church. But Willie's mother thinks he should be following a more responsible path, and convinces him to transfer to a Catholic boarding school for boys in Perth. It doesn't take long for Willie to run afoul of Father Benedictus (Geoffrey Rush), the school's iron-willed headmaster, and Willie runs away. Stranded in Perth, Willie is befriended by Uncle Tadpole (Ernie Dingo), a streetwise character who lived in Broome as a youngster. Uncle Tadpole offers to help Willie get back home, and they hit the highway, hitchhiking back to Broome and catching rides with a handful of colorful strangers, including Teutonic tourist Slippery (Tom Budge) and flower child Annie (Missy Higgins). But as Willie and Uncle Tadpole make their way across the continent, Father Benedictus is in hot pursuit, determined not to let a truant slip from his grasp. BRAN NUE DAE was adapted from the hit stage musical by Jimmy Chi that was a major box-office success and multiple award winner in Australia during the early '90s; the film version received its word premiere at the 2009 Melbourne Film Festival, where it received the Audience Award for Best Film.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, English, Spanish, Subtitled

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 4/1/2014
Video Play Time Running Time: 85 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2009
Video UPC UPC: 00024543778820
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks:
Video Color Spec Video: (unknown/unconverted)

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Ernie Dingo
Video Cast Info Geoffrey Rush
Video Cast Info Rocky McKenzie
Video Cast Info Jessica Mauboy
Video Cast Info Missy Higgins
Video Cast Info Ningali Lawford - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Dan Sultan - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Stephen Baamba Albert - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Magda Szubanski - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Deborah Mailman - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Tom Budge - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Andrew Lesnie - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Cezary Skubiszewski - Composer
Video Cast Info Steve Burgess - Sound
Video Cast Info Rachel Perkins - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Reg Cribb - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Jimmy Chi - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Jimmy Chi - Source Composer
Video Cast Info Kuckles - Source Composer
Video Cast Info Stephen Page - Choreographer
Video Cast Info Rachel Perkins - Director

Product Attributes

Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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