Georgie Jutland (Kelly Macdonald) is barely holding it together these days without a drink. Once a nurse, now she’s trapped in the backwater fishing port of White Point with local crayfish baron, Jim Buckridge (David Wenham) and his two sons, whose dead mother she can never hope to replace.
One hazy morning she sees the lone figure of Lu Fox (Garret Hedlund) appear in the mists of the bay. A long time ago he was a dirt musician, but now he survives as a poacher – an unwise choice given Jim’s iron-grip on the local fishing trade. Georgie is instantly drawn to Lu, and the pair begin an intense affair. What Georgie doesn’t realise is that the Foxes and the Buckridges have a long, murky history. Fearing Jim’s fury and haunted by his tragic past, Lu flees north to Coronation Island, a place dear to Georgie’s heart. Discovering Lu has fled, Georgie decides to follow him north with the unlikely help of Jim.
Based on the critically acclaimed novel by iconic Australian writer Tim Winton, Dirt Music is a tale of love and redemption, set against the awe-inspiring backdrop of the Australian West.
Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival 2019 - Special Presentations - World premiere
- Type of film
- Running Time
- 104 mins
- Gregor Jordan
- Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey, Angie Fielder, Polly Staniford
- Pia Di Ciaula
- Jack Thorne (script), Tim Winton (novel)
- Director of Photography
- Sam Chiplin
- Production Designer
- Michael Carlin
- Craig Armstrong
- Principal Cast
- Kelly Macdonald, Garrett Hedlund, David Wenham
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Last updated 17th October 2019