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Director:  Peter Weir
Cinematography:  Russell Boyd
Producer:  Peter Weir , Samuel Goldwyn Jr., Duncan Henderson
Music:  Iva Davies, Christopher Gordon, Richard Tognetti
Screenplay:  Peter Weir , John Collee, based on the novels by: Patrick O'Brian
Cast:  Russell Crowe , Paul Bettany , James D'Arcy , Edward Woodall , Chris Larkin , Max Pirkis , Jack Randall
Production:  Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation/Miramax Films/Universal Pictures/Samuel Goldwyn Films
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Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
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Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
USA , 2003, 138 min, color
Awards:  2004 - "Oscar" - Awards for best cinematographer and sound; BAFTA Awards 04 Awards for best director, sound, production and costume design; London Critics Circle Film Awards 04 Awards for best film, screenwriter and British actor; USA National Society of Film Critics 04 Award for best cinematography

Jack Aubrey is Captain of the British war ship "Surprise". He is a skilled captain, respected by his crew, and well known for being lucky in battle. His mission is to go to the coast of Brazil and destroy or capture a privateer ship named "Acheron". The Acheron has been marauding the South American coast and raiding British merchant ships for France. When Aubrey finally engages the Acheron, he finds that he has a much more difficult task ahead of him than he expected. They are outmanned, outgunned, and outclassed. As casualties mount, "Lucky Jack" doggedly pursues the French ship despite reservations by the crew and advice from his close friend and ship surgeon Dr. Stephen Maturin. But just how far will Aubrey be willing to go in order to catch his prize?

In Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World director Peter Weir and Russell Crowe join forces to create an epic, emotional adventure. This stupendously entertaining movie, adapted from two of the novels in Patrick O'Brian's 20-volume maritime adventure series, celebrates an idea of England that might have seemed a bit corny even in 1805, when the action takes place, but that is brought to vibrant life thanks to Russell Crowe's commanding performance and Peter Weir's thoroughgoing mastery.

Peter Weir
Peter Weir was born in Sydney in 1944. He studied arts law at Sydney University before joining channel 7 in 1967 and then Commonwealth Film Unit in 1969 as assistant cameraman and production assistant. His first international motion picture success came in 1975 with Picnic at Hanging Rock, which brought him widespread attention and became the most successful Australian film of the 1970s. In 1985 he directed Witness. The film received eight Academy Award nominations. Dead Poets Society received an Academy Award nomination for Best Director as well as BAFTA Award for Best Picture and Italy's Donatello Award for Best Direction. In 1991, Weir received an Academy Award nomination for the screenplay of his romantic comedy Green Card. In 1999 he was once again Academy Award nominee for The Truman Show.
1975  Picnic at Hanging Rock
1977  The Last Wave
1981  Gallipoli
1982  The Year of Living Dangerously
1985  Witness
1986  The Mosquito Coast
1989  Dead Poets Society
1990  Green Card
1993  Fearless
1998  The Truman Show
2003  Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
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