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Western down under

2014 • 57' • French & English

Poster of Western down under

Director(s): Vincent Perazio • Producer(s): Grand Angle Productions • Coproducer(s): France Télévisions • Format(s): HD

It’s one of the most dangerous jobs that exist. In northern Australia, at the commands of helicopters, planes, buggies and bikes, men and women put their lives on the line to gather up herds. They maneuver in river beds and around trees, pursuing wild bulls who have never seen humans... They call it "mustering". It’s dangerous, spectacular - and a crash or a fatal goring is always a risk.

At the heart of the Australian bush, almost 200 miles from the nearest town, we follow life at Warrawagine Station during this intense period. Three generations of the Mills family and their young employees reign over a property the size of a small State. During five months, their daily lives are filled with danger, adrenaline, isolation and sometimes apprehension. From gathering animals, to transporting them in enormous trucks, they are forced to cross rivers, working the paddock, live in the camp while others wait worried at the ranch, and travelling endlessly to gather supplies… Everything here is an adventure...

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