Strictly ballroom

Australia, 1992

Film
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The hit of the Cannes Film Festival of 1992 is a spirited, allegorical musical about a young, competitive ballroom dancer who outrages his mother and the “establishment” by insisting on dancing his own provocative steps and taking on a new ugly-duckling partner who blooms under his tutelage. Ballet dancer Paul Mercurio shot to fame with this film. He is partnered by Tara Morice and supported by Barry Otto, Gia Carides and Bill Hunter.

Credits

director

Baz Luhrmann

producer

Tristram Miall

production company

M and A Productions

Language

English

Duration

01:34:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

39238

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Film festivals - France - Cannes - Awards

Comedy

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Australia

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Ballroom dancing

Music & Performing Arts → Ballroom dancing

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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