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Tomorrow, When the War Began

Tomorrow, When the War Began

Engaging Australian teen action drama based on John Marsden's novel

Team Australia: Ellie and friends get on their bikes to save the nation from foreign invaders

Tomorrow, When the War Began, Australia's highest-grossing movie of 2010, was written and directed by Stuart Beattie. It was adapted from John Marsden’s novel of the same name, the first in his seven-book Tomorrow series for teenagers, published 1993-1999. They tell the story of Ellie Linton and a group of her high-school friends who have to try to save their country from an invading militia after their hometown of Wirrawee has been taken over, their families taken prisoner and their homes destroyed.

Tomorrow, When the War Began, Australia's highest-grossing movie of 2010, was written and directed by Stuart Beattie. It was adapted from John Marsden’s novel of the same name, the first in his seven-book Tomorrow series for teenagers, published 1993-1999. They tell the story of Ellie Linton and a group of her high-school friends who have to try to save their country from an invading militia after their hometown of Wirrawee has been taken over, their families taken prisoner and their homes destroyed.

‘Some action-movie tropes are nicely inverted - Ellie is a brave, get-on-with-it girl who can drive anything vehicular, while the film's scaredy cat is Kevin’

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