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Years after a global catastrophe, Australia is a radioactive wasteland. The Green Place of Many Mothers is one of the last remaining areas with fresh water and agriculture. Raiders discover the Green Place while a young Furiosa Jabassa and Valkyrie are picking peaches. Furiosa attempts to sabotage their motorbikes, but the raiders capture her as a prize for their leader, warlord Dr. Dementus of the Biker Horde. Furiosa’s mother Mary pursues them to the Horde’s camp. Although Furiosa mortally wounds the last raider before he can divulge the location of the Green Place, Mary is unable to stop him from delivering Furiosa to Dementus.

Later that night, Mary sneaks into the camp and rescues Furiosa; the Biker Horde gives chase. Mary stays back to buy Furiosa time to escape, but Furiosa returns to her mother instead. Dementus captures them both and forces Furiosa to watch her mother’s crucifixion. He adopts Furiosa as his daughter, revealing that he is still haunted by the deaths of his family during the catastrophe. He also hopes that she will eventually lead him to the Green Place. During her captivity, Furiosa tattoos a star chart to the Green Place on her left arm so that she can find her way home…

Anya Taylor-Joy and Chris Hemsworth star in Academy Award-winning mastermind George Miller’s Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga, the much-anticipated return to the iconic dystopian world he created more than 30 years ago with the seminal Mad Max films. Miller now turns the page again with an all-new original, standalone action adventure that will reveal the origins of the powerhouse character from the multiple Oscar-winning global smash Mad Max: Fury Road.

You can expect dust and sweat – Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga screens at Palace Cinemas this week.


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