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When a young ballroom champion defies the all-powerful Federation by dancing his own steps, his dream of winning the Pan-Pacific Grand Prix is shattered. His career seems in jeopardy until help comes from an unexpected quarter and he finds the courage to challenge the Federation.

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Cast & Crew & Production Details

Baz Luhrmann
Baz Luhrmann  Craig Pearce
Tristram Miall
Executive Producers
Antoinette Albert
Dir. of Photography
Steven Mason
David Hirschfelder
Jill Bilcock
Production Designer
Catherine Martin
Paul Mercurio - Tara Morice - Bill Hunter - Pat Thomson - Gia Carides - Barry Otto
Production Completion
Comedy, Drama
Production Company
M & A Film Corporation
International Sales
Beyond Distribution

Selected Awards & Festivals

  • Brisbane International Film Festival
  • London Australian Film Festival
  • All the Best from Australia Flm Festival - Manila
  • Strictly Oz - A History of Australian Film - UCLA
  • Festival des Antipodes - Paris
  • Strictly Oz - A History of Australian Film
  • Moscow International Film Festival
  • Foster's Export Australian Film Festival
  • Australian Film Festival Istanbul
  • Video Industry Distributors Association
  • Singapore International Film Festival
  • Shanghai International Film Festival
  • Palm Springs International Film Festival
  • Ministry for the Arts NSW
  • Ministry For The Arts
  • Moscow International Film Festival
  • St Petersburg Internnational Film Festival "Festival of Festivals"
  • Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
  • Film Critics' Circle of Australia
  • Calcutta (Kolkata) International Film Festival
  • British Academy of Film and Television Arts
  • Australian Motion Picture Exhibitors Association
  • Vancouver International Film Festival
  • Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival
  • New York Film Festival
  • Mill Valley Film Festival
  • Jerusalem Film Festival
  • Hawaii International Film Festival
  • Filmfest Hamburg
  • Chicago International Film Festival
  • Banco National International Film Festival
  • Australian Guild of Screen Composers
  • Australian Cinematographers Society Awards National
  • ATN Channel 7
  • Australian Film Institute

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