Walkabout

  • 12
  • Nicolas Roeg (1970)
  • Aus
  • 96 min
Walkabout
Film Review
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5 out of 5

Nicolas Roeg's second film as director is an atmospheric masterpiece of sexual tension. Jenny Agutter and Luc Roeg (the director's son, here credited as Lucien John) play the children stranded in the Australian outback when their father commits suicide. As they are guided by an Aborigine youth (David Gulpilil), who teaches them how to live off the seemingly arid land, the film examines the relationship between the youth and the girl - a relationship that has to span a chasm of misunderstandings caused by cultural differences and the innocence of childhood. Roeg successfully conjures up a tale that is as dazzling as the shimmering landscape against which it is set.

Plot Summary

Drama starring Jenny Agutter. Two children are stranded in the Australian outback when their father kills himself. After becoming completely lost, they are befriended by a young Aborigine on a walkabout, part of his initiation into manhood.

Cast and crew

Cast

Girl
Jenny Agutter
Brother
Luc Roeg
Aborigine
David Gulpilil
Father
John Meillon
No-hoper
Peter Carver
Husband
John Illingsworth
Australian scientist
Barry Donnelly
German scientist
Noeline Brown
Italian scientist
Carlo Manchini

Crew

Director
Nicolas Roeg

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
Contains violence and nudity.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate 12
Categories
Drama

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