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Australia (2008 movie)

2008 film by Baz Luhrmann

Australia is a 2008 Australian epic historical romantic drama movie. It was directed by Baz Luhrmann. It starred Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman. It made the second most money of any Australian movie. The first was Crocodile Dundee. The movie is set between 1939 and 1942. Events in northern Australia included the bombing of Darwin during World War II. The movie was released in both Australia and the United States on 26 November 2008.[5] It was released to the rest of the world in late December 2008 and January and February 2009.

Directed byBaz Luhrmann
Produced byBaz Luhrmann
Catherine Knapman
G. Mac Brown
Screenplay byBaz Luhrmann
Ronald Harwood
Stuart Beattie
Richard Flanagan
Story byBaz Luhrmann
StarringNicole Kidman
Hugh Jackman
David Wenham
Music byDavid Hirschfelder
CinematographyMandy Walker
Edited byDody Dorn
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
26 November 2008
Running time
165 minutes
Budget$130 million
($78 million after Australian tax rebates)[1][2]
Box office$211,342,221

Awards and nominationsEdit


  1. "Hollywood Studios Turn Hopeful Eye Toward Holiday." Reuters, 25 November 2008
  2. "Hollywood Stuffs Thanksgiving Slate." Variety, 24 November 2008
  4. Australia release dates
  5. Michaela Boland (28 August 2008). "Nicole Kidman's 'Australia' Pushed Back". Variety. Retrieved 29 August 2008.