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Bran Nue Dae (2009)

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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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Rachel Perkins

Writers:

Jimmy Chi (stage musical), Kuckles (stage musical) | 8 more credits »
3 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rocky McKenzie Rocky McKenzie ... Willie
Jessica Mauboy ... Rosie
Ernie Dingo ... Uncle Tadpole
Missy Higgins Missy Higgins ... Annie
Geoffrey Rush ... Father Benedictus
Deborah Mailman ... Roxanne
Tom Budge ... Slippery
Magda Szubanski ... Roadhouse Betty
Ningali Lawford Ningali Lawford ... Theresa (as Ningali Lawford-Wolf)
Stephen B'Aamba Albert Stephen B'Aamba Albert ... Pastor Flakkon (as Stephen Baamba Albert)
Dan Sultan Dan Sultan ... Lester
Josiah Page Josiah Page ... Tommy
Hunter Page-Lochard ... Peter (as Hunter Page)
Samson Page Samson Page ... Daryl
Dayle Garlett Dayle Garlett ... Dorm Boy
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Storyline

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 on a journey that ultimately leads him back home. Written by Anonymous

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Going home never felt so good See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Musical

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 2010 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Palavi kainouria mera See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

AUD6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,527, 12 September 2010

Gross USA:

$113,568

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,812,530
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Robin Williams was interested in playing Father Benedictus. See more »

Quotes

Uncle Tadpole: Who likes Rolf Harris?
Willie: I hate Rolf Harris!
Slippery: Who is Rolf Harris?
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Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Summer Special 2010/11 (2010) See more »

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All the Way Jesus
Written by Jimmy Chi
Performed by Jessica Mauboy
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its good.. feel good
25 January 2010 | by petersj-2See all my reviews

"Bran Nue Day" was one of the most magical nights I ever had in the theatre. The young Aboriginal cast was a delight and although the young experienced cast may not have had the polish of more seasoned performers it was still a warm engaging production. I had reservations about seeing the movie; I was worried it would become too slick and too polished. Director Rachel Perkins has assembled a cast of slick professionals such as Geoffrey Rush and Ernie Dingo and both give fine over the top performances but she has also gathered some new faces such as Jessica Mauboy and Rocky McKenzie who hold their own really well against the seasoned performers. Dingo carries the film and gives a fabulous performance in what is a purposely corny contrived plot. The contrivances worked superbly with a live audience but I am not sure if a film audience will enjoy it. Wisely the director has kept the film character driven rather getting carried away with location. .The only jarring note is Missy Higgins who seems wooden and uncomfortable. I have always found her to be a mediocre singer but she is an even worse actress. Still there is plenty to enjoy in the feel good musical. I warn you it is contrived but that's its charm and there is plenty of energy in the film. Rocky McKenzie is a real scene stealer and one of the most delightful young actors I have seen


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