Bran Nue Dae

Bran Nue Dae

Bran Nue Dae

               Genre: Drama, Musical
               Boarding, hippie, outliers, Berlinale 2010, Aboriginal, Father

An Aboriginal musical

  It is the summer of 1969. Willie, full time teen loves the great outdoors to be. Preferably with Rosie, his girlfriend. But his mother has big plans for the boy and sent in from the provinces to Perth in Father Benedictus’ (Geoffrey Rush) boarding school, where he should be taught. After Benedictus abstraft the boy runs off Willie. Home he can not, too big is his shame and fear of disappointing his mother. So he wanders aimlessly until he meets Uncle Tadpole. Like Willie, he is an Aborigine. In tow with two white hippies, makes the new patchwork family on a journey across Australia, is finally back Willie home, too. On the journey, the boy learns some important wisdom and becomes friends with Tadpole. But the idyll does not last long, as Father Benedictus prosecuted Willie and wants him back.

Bran Nue Dae is a funny and totally crazy musical adaptation. That is usually something terribly corny, you could even at Mamma Mia! to see the rescue could not even Meryl Streep. But if you want to be just chat well, Bran Nue Dae is the perfect movie: loud, garish color pop and schmaltzy. The actors are all likeable and give yourself honest effort to breathe and in the superficial clichés only so dripping characters life. Geoffrey Rush as a German priest makes himself well here. The course of the plot and its end can already guess after a short time, the songs remain a still stuck in my head days later. Despite all bubble gum film Bran Nue Dae is but a small educational background. Between all the schmaltzy, the film tells the tragic history of Australia as white Christians are chosen as the savior of the natives had and wanted to teach this) (Christianize and to make them “right” people.

Children’s Bran Nue Dae ideal or even for adults, if you really want to think about time off and just not too much. Beat despise musicals and kitsch, however, should take a wide berth to this film.

(Beatrice Behn)

Title: Bran Nue Dae Country of production: Australia Year of production: 2009 Length: 88 (Min)

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