Country Life


1h 47m 1994

Brief Synopsis

Life on the Dickens' rambling outback sheep station is disrupted by the arrival of Alexander, the family hero on holiday from his supposedly successful social climbing in London with his gorgeous new wife Deborah. The cosmopolitan Deborah worries at first that life on the ranch will be a bore, but s

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1994
Production Company
Endemol Australia
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX; MIRAMAX; Metro Tartan Distributors; Miramax Home Entertainment; StudioCanal; Studiocanal; United International Pictures
Location
Sydney, Australia

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 47m

Synopsis

Life on the Dickens' rambling outback sheep station is disrupted by the arrival of Alexander, the family hero on holiday from his supposedly successful social climbing in London with his gorgeous new wife Deborah. The cosmopolitan Deborah worries at first that life on the ranch will be a bore, but she keeps plenty busy as her charms beset the farm with the chaos of jealousy, family rivalry and secret romance. The women--including Alexander's strong, independent daughter Sally, the matriarch Maud, and the Irish housekeeper Hannah--resent her. The men--including the handsome, idealistic outback doctor and the repressed and overworked Uncle Jack--fall agonizingly in love with her. Tied up in this tangle of sexual tension, relations between the household members are bound to get only more complicated.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1994
Production Company
Endemol Australia
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX; MIRAMAX; Metro Tartan Distributors; Miramax Home Entertainment; StudioCanal; Studiocanal; United International Pictures
Location
Sydney, Australia

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 47m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Co-winner, along with David Stevens ("The Sum of Us"), of the 1994 Film Critic's Circle of Australia Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Nominated for several 1994 Australian Film Institute (AFI) Awards, including best actor (John Hargreaves) and best actress (Kerry Fox).

Expanded Release in United States August 11, 1995

Expanded Release in United States August 4, 1995

Released in United States 1995

Released in United States August 1994

Released in United States February 1995

Released in United States on Video March 19, 1996

Released in United States Summer July 28, 1995

Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Los Angeles February 23 - March 3, 1995.

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama) February 9-20, 1995.

Shown at Brisbane International Film Festival August 1994.

The second feature film for Australian-born writer-director-actor Michael Blakemore who marked his debut as a helmer with "Privates on Parade" (Australia/1982).

Began shooting November 29, 1993.

Completed shooting January 27, 1994.

Released in United States 1995 (Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Los Angeles February 23 - March 3, 1995.)

Released in United States February 1995 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama) February 9-20, 1995.)

Released in United States Summer July 28, 1995

Released in United States August 1994 (Shown at Brisbane International Film Festival August 1994.)

Expanded Release in United States August 4, 1995

Expanded Release in United States August 11, 1995

Released in United States on Video March 19, 1996