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Australia

Australia

A Feature film by Jean-Jacques Andrien

Produced by AO Productions

Release in France : 13/09/1989

    Synopsis

     Widower Edouard Pierson (Jeremy Irons) fought for Australia in World War Two, but he was born (and married) in Belgium. For the past twelve years, he has been living in Australia with his daughter. His occupation as a wool merchant is in keeping with his family's tradition. He is determined to remain in Australia, and is equally determined to keep his daughter (Danielle Lyttleton) from learning much about her mother, whom she never knew. Nonetheless, when his brother (Tcheky Karyo) calls urgently from Belgium, requesting his help in saving the family's business there, he returns to his hometown of Verviers. In addition to saving the family business, he comes to have second thoughts about returning to Australia after he has a brief affair with a Belgian woman (Fanny Ardant). Meanwhile, his daughter has made contact with her grandmother (Helene Surgere), and is beginning to learn about her mother.

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    Full credits (12)

    Executive Producer :

    Marie-Pascale Osterrieth

    Screenwriters :

    Jean-Jacques Andrien, Jean Gruault, Jacques Audiard

    Sound Recordist :

    Henri Morelle

    Editor :

    Ludo Troch

    Production Designer :

    Hubert Westbrook

    Costume designer :

    Yvonne Sassinot de Nesle

    Dialogue Writers :

    Jacques Audiard, Jean-Jacques Andrien, Jean Gruault

    Director of Photography :

    Yorgos Arvanitis

    Sound Assistant :

    Frank Struys

    Sound editor :

    Denise Vindevogel

    Music Composer :

    Nicola Piovani

    Sound Mixer :

    Gérard Lamps

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Belgium

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Production year :

    1989

    French release :

    13/09/1989

    Runtime :

    1 h 50 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    67156

    Visa issue date :

    11/09/1989

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Posters (1)

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    Festival Selections

    Venice International Film Festival  - 1989

    Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 1989)

    Selection

    Official Competition