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The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in australia ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, talky, melancholic, harsh and bleak films and TV shows about / with mentor, storytelling, australian, culture clash, catastrophe, dialogue, runaway, brutality, death and life philosophy plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and Comedy genres shot in Australia, USA, UK and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as australia: Tracks (2013), Walkabout (1971), A Cry in the Dark (1988), The Rover (2014), The Rescuers Down Under (1990), Animal Kingdom (2010), Wentworth Prison (2013), The Proposition (2005), Australia (2008), Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002).
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Wentworth Prison
Crime, Drama
Australia
45 min.
 8.7
Mary and Max
Animation, Comedy, Drama
Australia
92 min.
 8.1
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Swinging Safari
Comedy, Drama
Australia
97 min.
 5.6
Hannah Gadsby: Nanette
Comedy
Australia
69 min.
 8.7

List of movies set in australia

 7.2
 24K
Tracks
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Accompanied only by her faithful dog and four camels, an Australian satisfies her craving for solitude by embarking on a solo trip across the desert from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean.
Style: road movie, scenic, uplifting, captivating, touching ...
Plot: desert, self discovery, survival, journey, beautiful scenery, adventurer, obsessive quest, solitude, wilderness, adventure, camel, dog ...
Time: 70s, year 1977, 20th century, year 1975, year 1976 ...
Place: australia, africa
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 7.7
 20K
Walkabout
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Under the pretense of having a picnic, a geologist takes his teenage daughter and 6-year-old son into the Australian outback and attempts to shoot them. When he fails, he turns the gun on himself, and the two city-bred children must contend with ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, enigmatic, meditative, touching ...
Plot: desert, wilderness, culture clash, coming of age, survival, suicide, storytelling, australian, adventure, human nature, tribe, adolescence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, adelaide south australia, sydney australia
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A Cry in the Dark
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Lindy Chamberlain: During a camping trip to Ayers Rock in outback Australia, she claims she witnessed a dingo taking her baby daughter, Azaria, from the family tent. Azaria's body is never found. After investigations ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, bleak, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, murder, investigation, tragedy, prejudice, justice, dedicated lawyer, australian, camp, guilt, legal action ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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 6.4
 38K
The Rover
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 10 years after a global economic collapse, a hardened loner pursues the men who stole his car through the lawless wasteland of the Australian outback, aided by the brother of one of the thieves.
Style: bleak, tense, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: desert, apocalypse, wilderness, car chase, vengeance, chase, obsessive quest, on the road, road trip, post apocalyptic, australian, violent ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: australia, california
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The Rescuers Down Under
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A lawless poacher wants to capture a majestic and rare golden eagle, so he kidnaps the boy who knows where to find the bird. Not to worry -- the Rescue Aid Society's top agents, heroic mice Miss Bianca and Bernard, fly to Australia to save the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, family, friendship, disney, greed, mouse, rescue, firefly, follow your dream, chase, hospital, animals ...
Time: 80s, 1990s
Place: australia, hawaii
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 7.3
 50K
Animal Kingdom
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Following the death of his mother, J finds himself living with his estranged family, under the watchful eye of his doting grandmother, Smurf, mother to the Cody boys. J quickly comes to believe that he is a player in this world. But, as he soon ...
Style: bleak, realistic, atmospheric, tense, stylized ...
Plot: crime, violence, gangsters, corruption, organized crime, robbery, tragedy, police corruption, brutality, police investigation, revenge, bank robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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Wentworth Prison
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Bea Smith is locked up while awaiting trial for the attempted murder of her husband and must learn how life works in prison. A modern adaptation and sequel of the iconic Prisoner series.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, tense, rough ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: prison, crime, prison life, women in prison, survival, danger, life is a bitch, punishment, drugs/alcohol, lesbian relationship, stabbing, racial issues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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The Proposition
Genre: Crime, Drama, Western
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Set in the Australian outback in the 1880s, the movie follows the series of events following the horrific rape and murder of the Hopkins family, allegedly committed by the infamous Burns brothers gang. Captain Morris Stanley captures Charlie Burns ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, realistic, disturbing, dark humor ...
Plot: brutality, violence, gory, wilderness, vengeance, rape, moral ambiguity, murder, storytelling, revenge, betrayal, drinking ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s
Place: australia
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 6.6
 111K
Australia
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving ...
Style: epic, sentimental, emotional, serious, stylized ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: adventure, romance, war, australian, greed, opposites attract, magic, island, camp, chase, storytelling, social differences ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1939 ...
Place: australia, england, hawaii, shanghai china, pearl harbor ...
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Rabbit-Proof Fence
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1931, three aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff and set off on a trek across the Outback.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, culture clash, racism, kidnapping, runaway, australian, fugitives, adventure, child abuse, desert, children ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: australia, africa
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Tomorrow, When the War Began
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Ellie Linton, a teen from an Australian coastal town, leads her friends on an excursion to a camp deep in the woods, dubbed "Hell." Upon their return, the youths find that their town has been overrun by an enemy army, and their friends and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, teenager, adventure, australian, young heroes, invasion, military, chase, rescue, occupation, small town, battle zone ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia
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 7.2
 14K
The Dish
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The true story of how the Parkes Radio Telescope was used to relay the live television of man's first steps on the moon, during the Apollo 11 mission in 1969.
Style: humorous, touching, witty, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: nasa, small town, moon, radio, space program, underdog, australian, outer space, small town life, science, culture clash, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: australia
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The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two drag-queens and a transsexual contract to perform a drag show at a resort in Alice Springs, a resort town in the remote Australian desert. They head west from Sydney aboard their lavender bus, Priscilla. En route, it is discovered that the woman ...
Style: humorous, touching, road movie, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: desert, gay, cross dressing, road trip, bus, on the road, buddies, transsexual, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, australian, stereotypes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia, south australia
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 7.7
 13K
The Castle
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A Melbourne family is very happy living near the Melbourne airport. However, they are forced to leave their beloved home (by the Government and airport authorities) to make way for more runways. 'The Castle' is the story of how they fight ...
Style: humorous, touching, not serious, funny, feel good ...
Plot: australian, airport, justice, storytelling, single parent, love, parents and children, palaces castles and temples, family, eccentric family, greed, eccentricity ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, melbourne australia, beirut lebanon
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 7.3
 6K
Kenny
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: From the biggest festival to the smallest church social, Kenny Smyth delivers porta-loos to them all. Ignored and unappreciated, he is one of the cogs in society's machinery; a knight in shining overalls taking care of business with his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching, funny ...
Plot: australian, working class, buddies, friendship, family, drinking, parents and children, childhood, misfit, dialogue, life philosophy, greed ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, california
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 7.0
 170K
Mad Max
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In a self-destructing world, a vengeful Australian policeman sets out to stop a violent motorcycle gang.
Style: futuristic, bleak, exciting, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, motorcycle, chase, car chase, vigilante, cult, apocalypse, revenge, violence, desert, murder, good versus evil ...
Time: future
Place: australia
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 6.3
 6K
Jindabyne
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Stewart Kane, an Irishman living in the Australian town of Jindabyne, is on a fishing trip in isolated hill country with three other men when they discover the body of a murdered girl in the river. Rather than return to the town immediately, they ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: murder, small town, redemption, isolation, marriage, friendship, fish, countryside, australian, culture clash, police investigation, camp ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
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Picnic at Hanging Rock
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In the early 1900s, Miranda attends a girls boarding school in Australia. One Valentine's Day, the school's typically strict headmistress treats the girls to a picnic field trip to an unusual but scenic volcanic formation called Hanging ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, stylized, suspense, serious ...
Plot: boarding school, mystery, obsession, sexuality, missing person, teacher, investigation, friendship, school, virginity, youth, women ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, turn of the century, 19th century
Place: australia, south australia
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The Man from Snowy River
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Romance, Western
Country: Australia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Jim Craig has lived his first 18 years in the mountains of Australia on his father's farm. The death of his father forces him to go to the low lands to earn enough money to get the farm back on its feet. Kirk Douglas plays two roles as twin ...
Style: sentimental, serious, feel good, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: adventure, romance, wilderness, chase, coming of age, mentor, fall in love, australian, beautiful scenery, happy ending, love story, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, victorian era
Place: australia, mine
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 6.5
 24K
Ned Kelly
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Crime, History, Romance, Western
Country: Australia, UK, USA, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After getting threatened by Kelly's friends and family, Constable Fitzpatrick places the blame on Ned Kelly and exaggerates what happened. With the biggest ever award available, Kelly and his gang set into the wild, to remain hidden from ...
Style: serious, gloomy, rough, realistic, factual ...
Plot: irish, gang, folk hero, violence, death, crime, betrayal, police corruption, drinking, australian, revenge, wilderness ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1870s
Place: australia
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Crocodile Dundee II
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Australian outback expert protects his New York love from gangsters who've followed her down under.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: adventure, culture clash, gangsters, kidnapping, survival, australian, fish out of water, jungle, daring rescue, chase, danger, mentor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: australia, new york, usa, los angeles, las vegas ...
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Welcome to Woop Woop
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Music
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A con artist escapes a deal gone wrong in New York and winds up in the Aussie outback in a strange town whose inhabitants are an oddball collection of misfits.
Style: dark humor, humorous, not serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: australian, kidnapping, desert, buddies, on the road, farce, male nudity, obsession, goofy hero, pornography, camp, odd couple ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia, manhattan new york city
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 8.1
 143K
Mary and Max
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York. In the mid-1970's, a homely, friendless ...
Style: touching, emotional, humorous, clever, tragicomedy ...
Plot: friendship, mental illness, loneliness, depression, imaginary friend, suicide, social misfits, psychology, neighbor, unlikely friendships, storytelling, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, new york, usa
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The Coca-Cola Kid
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An eccentric marketing guru visits a Coca-Cola subsidiary in Australia to try and increase market penetration. He finds zero penetration in a valley owned by an old man who makes his own soft drinks, and visits the valley to see why. After "the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: culture clash, small town, romance, workplace, fish out of water, australian, opposites attract, rise to the top, boss and employee, american abroad, workplace situations, happy ending ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia, atlanta georgia
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 7.0
 4K
Ten Canoes
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A story within a story within a story. In Australia's Northern Territory, an Aboriginal narrator tells a story about his ancestors on a goose hunt. A youngster on the hunt is being tempted to adultery with his elder brother's wife, so an ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, enigmatic, art house ...
Plot: storytelling, vengeance, mistaken identity, swamp, tribe, couple relations, australian, male nudity, revenge, forbidden love, love and romance, kidnapping ...
Time: ancient history, 1930s
Place: australia
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 7.3
 5K
Flirting
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The year is 1965 and Danny Embling, is an awkward, underdeveloped teen suffering from occasional bouts of stuttering, attends an all-male boarding school in New South Wales, Australia. it has been some time since Danny has had any romantic ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, romantic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, school, romance, love, friendship, adolescence, bullying, teenager, male nudity, sex, social misfits ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1965
Place: australia, uganda, kenya, africa, paris france
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 7.7
 47K
Shine
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Pianist David Helfgott, driven by his father and teachers, has a breakdown. Years later he returns to the piano, to popular if not critical acclaim.
Style: touching, emotional, feel good, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: music, mental illness, childhood, father son relationship, classical music, schizophrenia, mentally unstable, pianist, mentor, insanity, storytelling, musician's life ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s
Place: australia, london, south australia
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 7.5
 33K
Gallipoli
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As World War I rages, brave and youthful Australians Archy and Frank, both agile runners, become friends and enlist in the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps together. They later find themselves part of the Dardanelles Campaign on the Gallipoli ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, touching, epic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, friendship, military, idealism, innocence lost, tragedy, drinking, death, buddies, australian, sacrifice, courage ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 18th century, year 1915
Place: australia, egypt, africa, england, middle east ...
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These Final Hours
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: What would you do on the last day on Earth? With the end of the world only hours away, the self-absorbed James heads to the ultimate party-to-end-all-parties. On his way there, he saves the life of a young girl named Rose who is searching ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, road movie, tense ...
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, father daughter relationship, suicide, redemption, race against time, on the road, sex, violence, kidnapping, wine, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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The Light Between Oceans
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from an adrift rowboat.
Style: scenic, heartbreaking, touching, melancholic, compassionate ...
Plot: wanting to have children, kidnapping, moral dilemma, redemption, love, motherhood, husband wife relationship, miscarriage, mother love, infertility, isolation, island ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, year 1918, 1920s
Place: australia
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7.7
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7.9
Two Hands 1999
7.2
Welcome to Woop Woop 1997
5.8
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sydney australia
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8.1
Inception 2010
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7.3
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5.2
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australian outback
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5.0
Tracks 2013
7.2
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6.1
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opening a door
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Scarecrows 1988
5.6
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8.3
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6.0
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7.7
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3.6
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lying on bed
lying on bed movies
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7.9
Muriel's Wedding 1994
7.2
Final Mission 1984
4.8
The Adventures of Barry McKenzie 1972
5.9
Love Live Long 2008
5.5
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apology
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7.3
Tootsie 1982
7.4
45 Years 2015
7.1
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6.9
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night
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Dead End 2003
6.7
Night on Earth 1991
7.8
Only Lovers Left Alive 2013
7.3
Double Exposure 1982
4.9
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5.6
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kangaroo
kangaroo movies
Kangaroo Jack 2003
4.4
Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving 1999
7.0
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6.5
Warriors of Virtue 1997
4.6
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7.7
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