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The Golden Compass

The Golden Compass (2007)

Director: Chris Weitz
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Eva Green, Daniel Craig, Ben Walker, Dakota Blue Richards

Based on author Philip Pullman's bestselling and award-winning novel,'The Golden Compass' tells the first story in Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy. 'The Golden Compass' is an exciting fantasy adventure, set in an alternative world where people's souls manifest themselves as animals, talking bears fight wars, and Gyptians and witches co-exist. At the center of the story is Lyra (played by newcomer Dakota Blue Richards), a 12-year-old girl who starts out trying to rescue a friend who's been kidnapped by a mysterious organization known as the Gobblers - and winds up on an epic quest to save not only her world, but ours as well. 'The Golden Compass' stars an ensemble cast that includes Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Sam Elliott, and Ian McShane.

  • Dakota Blue Richards as Lyra Belacqua, who embarks on a voyage to battle the forces of evil and rescue her best friend.
  • Nicole Kidman as Mrs. Coulter, an influential woman who takes an interest in Lyra.
  • Daniel Craig as Lord Asriel, Lyra's strict and mysterious adventurer uncle.
  • Sam Elliott as Lee Scoresby, a Texan aeronaut who comes to Lyra's aid.
  • Eva Green as Serafina Pekkala, a witch queen.
  • Ben Walker as Roger Parslow, Lyra's best friend, who is kidnapped and taken north.

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