Australia (2009): Romance and Adventure in a Cattle Station
This film is a story of Baz Luhrmann, which occurs in the enigmatic land of Australia, during the World War II, after the Pearl Harborattack in 1941. The vast desert and the town of Darwin are the setting for this movie directed and produced by Baz Luhrmann. Romeo and Juliet (1996) and Moulin Rouge (2001) are the two previewsLuhrmann’s films; unfortunately Australia cannot be considered better. At the beginning of the movie, Luhrmann includes a brief narrative of the “Stole Generations”, Aboriginal children who were taken fromtheir families to be raised by white families. Nullah (Brandon Walters) is a young Aboriginal boy that lives in Faraway Downs and constantly runs away from the coppers. This 11-year-old boy is one ofthe main characters of this film, along with Lady Sarah Ashley (Nicole Kidman) and the Drover (Hugh Kackman). Together, they must accomplish the mission of moving 1,500 head of cattle from FarawayDowns across the property to Darwin for sale.
Sarah Ashley is an English aristocrat who is convinced that her husband (Ben Mendelsohn) must sale Faraway Downs, so she decides to travel to Australia withthe purpose of persuading him of coming back to England. However, Mr. Ashley is in loved with the land of Faraway Downs; for his wife this is something difficult to understand. When Lady Ashleyarrives to Australia is not able to see the beautifulness in the land. Unfortunately, after her arrival she finds out that her husband was killed, supposedly by an Aboriginal man with magical powers that isknown as "King George" (David Gulpilil). This unfortunate event changes Sarah’s plans.
When Lady Ashley first reached Australia, she meets the Drover. This picturesque character is a white mandistinguished by been friendly with the Aborigines. This strong man is disappointed by the social rules that do not recognize the rights of the Aborigines. He is looking for his own way to live his...
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