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Product Overview

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.

Specifications

Studio Foxvideo
SKU 223323691
UPC 024543778820
UPC 14 00024543778820
Format DVD
Release Date 4/1/2014
Rating Rating
Keywords
Australia
Coming Of Age
On-The-Road
Period Piece
Romance
Editors Note
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.
Actors
Ernie Dingo
Geoffrey Rush
Rocky McKenzie
Jessica Mauboy
Cast & Crew
Ernie Dingo - Star
Geoffrey Rush - Star
Rocky McKenzie - Star
Jessica Mauboy - Star
Missy Higgins - Star
Ningali Lawford - Co-Star
Dan Sultan - Co-Star
Stephen Baamba Albert - Co-Star
Magda Szubanski - Co-Star
Deborah Mailman - Co-Star
Tom Budge - Co-Star
Andrew Lesnie - Director of Photography
Cezary Skubiszewski - Composer
Steve Burgess - Sound
Rachel Perkins - Screenwriter
Reg Cribb - Screenwriter
Jimmy Chi - Screenwriter
Jimmy Chi - Source Composer
Kuckles - Source Composer
Stephen Page - Choreographer
Rachel Perkins - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2009
UPC 00024543778820
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 85 minutes
Color (unknown/unconverted)
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, English, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
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