Watch this latest movie trailer of “Australia” starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman. In Australia, on the brink of World War II, an English aristocrat travels to the faraway continent, where she meets a rough-hewn local and reluctantly agrees to join forces with him to save the land she inherited. Together, they embark upon a transforming journey across hundreds of miles of the world’s most beautiful yet unforgiving terrain, only to still face the bombing of the city of Darwin.
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In “Australia“, Nicole Kidman plays Lady Sarah Ashley, a British aristocrat who, during World War II, is left in control of a cattle station in Australia called Faraway Downs. She is assisted by an Australian drover (Hugh Jackman), with whom she becomes romantically interested. He helps drive the cattle across the property as they are under threats of the nearby bombing of Darwin.
10 Things You Should Know About AUSTRALIA
1. A lot of Australian born actors are A-listers and award winning thespians in Hollywood, such as the late Heath Ledger, Toni Collette, Naomi Watts, Cate Blanchett, Russell Crowe, Nicole Kidman herself and her “AUSTRALIA” co-star Hugh Jackman.
2. 60% of the Australian population are concentrated in and around the mainland state capitals of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. The middle part of Australia is a desert known as the “outback” and is not heavily populated by human beings.
3. In Australia, they refer to flip-flops as “thongs”. So do not be confused and think that they’re being rude when they ask you if you brought thongs with you.
4. Australia is both a country and a continent.
5. Hugh Jackman, who plays the role of an Australian drover in Baz Luhrmann’s “Australia”, is actually a replacement for Russell Crowe as Crowe has other commitments at the time.
6. In Australia, a drover is a person, usually an experienced stockman who moves livestock over long distances. A drover has to be an excellent horseman, independent, tough and is able to manage stock as well as men.
7. The Australian born director Baz Luhrmann was working on a biographical film about Alexander the Great, to be starred by DiCaprio and Kidman, but the release of Oliver Stone’s film on the same subject made him change his mind and moved on with “Australia”.
8. The film “Australia” is set in the WWII era during the bombing of Darwin. On 19 February 1942 the Japanese launched air raids on Darwin, Australia, becoming the largest attacks ever mounted by a foreign power against Australia. It is also called “The Pearl Harbour of Australia”.
9. Citrus are a part of Australia’s main export and thus bringing an orange from another country into Australia may led you to being penalised.
10. Kangaroo is Australia’s national symbol. According to a legend, Captain James Cook and naturalist Sir Joseph Banks were exploring Australia when they happened to come across the animal. They asked a nearby local what the creatures were called. The local responded “Kangaroo”, meaning “I don’t understand you” and they thought that’s the animal’s name.
|Genres:||Romance and War|
|Running Time:||2 hr. 35 min.|
|Release Date:||November 26th, 2008 (wide)|
|MPAA Rating:||PG-13 for some violence, a scene of sensuality, and brief strong language.|
20th Century Fox Distribution
|U.S. Box Office:||$49,336,300|