Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig star in a fantasy adventure of parallel worlds, witches, warring bears and shape-shifting animals. more
Release DateU.S.The Golden Compass was released on
Friday, December 7, 2007 Release
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
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Rating MPAAPG-13 for sequences of fantasy violence
Lyra Belacqua is an orphan who lives happily in Jordan College, Oxford, playing with local boys and terrorizing the professors. However, when Lyra overhears scholars discussing a plot against her uncle, Lord Asriel, centering on a mysterious substance called Dust, her curiosity is roused. Soon Lyra is in over her head as she uncovers a frightening plot and a whole new world of possibilities.
Trivia & Production Notes
- Described as darker in tone than the "Harry Potter" books, the series tackles themes of childhood, innocence and sin, and combines magic, science and theology.
Also Known As
- His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass