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AUSTRALIA (12A)

PUBLISHED: 12:29 23 December 2008 | UPDATED: 12:58 11 August 2010

AUSTRALIA (12A) IN 1939, Lady Sarah Ashley (Nicole Kidman, travels from England to northern Australia to force her husband to sell a cattle station. But he is murdered shortly before she arrives, and locals suspect he was killed by an Aboriginal, althoug

AUSTRALIA (12A)

IN 1939, Lady Sarah Ashley (Nicole Kidman, travels from England to northern Australia to force her husband to sell a cattle station.

But he is murdered shortly before she arrives, and locals suspect he was killed by an Aboriginal, although the murderer is another man (David Wenham).

When Lady Sarah sees him mistreating the natives, she fires him and decides to try and run the station herself.

She persuades her husband's drover (Hugh Jackman), to take the cattle to Darwin for sale.

He leads a team of six riders, including Lady Sarah to drive the 1,500 cattle to Darwin, and along the way they develop a romance and she gains a new appreciation for Australia.

This film is set against the backdrop of escalating WWII and when the Japanese attack the island, the couple fear that the other has been killed.


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