BRAN NUE DAE

Comedy | 88 mins | 2009

Set on Mary Australia's west coast, Bran Nue Dae is a road movie, coming of age, comedy musical which celebrates the adventure of finding home.



Festivals & Awards

Official Selection Sundance FIlm Festival 2010
Official Selection Berlin Film Festival 2010
Official Selection Toronto Film Festival 2009
Winner Audience Award Melbourne International Film Festival 2009



Cast & Credits

Director: Rachel Perkins
Producer: Robyn Kershaw, Graeme Isaac
Executive Producer: Christopher Mapp, Matthew Street, David Whealy
Cast: Rocky Mckenzie. Jessica Mauboy, Ernie Dingo, Missy Higgins, Geoffrey Rush, Deborah Mailman, Tom Budge, Magda Szubanski, Ningail Lawford-Wolf, Stephen Baamba Albert, Dan Sultan



Synopsis

Set on Mary Australia's west coast, Bran Nue Dae is a road movie, coming of age, comedy musical which celebrates the adventure of finding home.

It's the summer of 1969 and young Willie if filled with the life of the idyllic old pearling port of Broome, in the North of Western Australia - fishing, hanging out with his mates, and when he can, his girl ROSIE. However his mother THERESA has great hopes for him and she returns him to the religious mission in Perth for further schooling. After being punished by DATHER BENEDICTUS for an act of youthful rebellion, Willie runs away from the mission. But to where…? He's to ashamed to go home as it will break his mother's heart. Down on his luck he meets an old fella, who he calls 'Uncle' TADPOLE and together they con a couple of hippies, ANNIE and SLIPPERY, into taking them on the 2,500 km journey through spectacular landscape back to Broome. Willie learns the hard and funny lessons he needs to get home, all the whole pursued by Father Benedictus. Arriving back in Broome, Willie wind the girl, convinces his mother that Broome is the place he should be, and discovers that the father he never know he never knew he had is hiss journeyman and companion all along, 'Uncle' Tadpole.

Accompanied by the joyous sounds of country, gospel and Broome-style Broadway dancing, Bran Nue Dae is a road musical that celebrates the adventures of finding your way home.