From Baz Luhrmann, the writer, director and producer of the critically acclaimed Academy Award-winning musical “Moulin Rouge!” comes “Australia,” an adventure as epic as the land in which its story unfolds starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman. The movie is writer-director Baz Luhrmann’s painting on a vast canvas, creating a cinematic experience that brings together romance, drama, adventure and spectacle.
On the overland journey to Faraway Downs, Sarah and The Drover discover a profound, mutual dislike. After an unexpected turn of events, an enchanting, part-Aboriginal child, Nullah (Brandon Walters), suddenly makes his way into Sarah’s life. Nullah reveals to Sarah that all is not as it seems. The ruthless station manager, Neil Fletcher (David Wenham), is in cahoots with cattle baron King Carney (Bryan Brown) and together they are plotting to take over Sarah’s land.
To save Faraway Downs, Sarah must join forces with The Drover to drive 1500 head of cattle across northern Australia’s breathtaking, yet brutal landscape. Along with Nullah, they are joined on their quest by a misfit band from the station, including the alcoholic accountant Kipling Flynn (Jack Thompson), The Drover’s two Aboriginal stockmen Magarri (David Ngoombujurra) and Goolaj (Angus Pilakui), the Aboriginal housemaid Bandy Legs (Lillian Crombie), the Chinese cook Sing Song (Yuen Wah). All the while, they are shadowed by a mysterious Aboriginal magic man, King George (David Gulpilil).