(USA/Australia/Great Britain, 2008, 165 minutes).
In 1939, a British aristocrat heads to her husband's Australian ranch to find him dead and the land wanted by a cattle baron. Sweeping, old-fashioned epic of the Australian outback that looks like a mash-up of half a dozen classic movies and is all the better for it; gloriously sincere, over-the-top entertainment like it is seldom done these days.
Twentieth Century-Fox presents, in association with Dune Entertainment III and Ingenious Film Partners, a Bazmark production. Starring Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman; David Wenham, Bryan Brown, Jack Thompson, David Gulpilil; introducing Brandon Walters; David Ngoombujarra, Ben Mendelsohn, Essie Davis. Directed by Baz Luhrmann; produced by Baz Luhrmann, G. Mac Brown, Catherine Knapman; screenplay by Baz Luhrmann, Stuart Beattie, Ronald Harwood and Richard Flanagan, based on a story by Baz Luhrmann; music by David Hirschfelder; director of photography (Atlab, Panavision), Mandy Walker; production and costume designer, Catherine Martin; film editors, Dody Dorn, Michael McCusker; visual effects supervisor, Chris Godfrey.