Walkabout

Walkabout

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Walkabout

Australian screen legend David Gulpilil made his feature film debut in this haunting classic of cultural dislocation by Nicolas Roeg (Don't Look Now, The Man Who Fell To Earth).

"Already an accomplished tribal dancer, he was just 16 years old when he caught the eye of director Nicolas Roeg, who was then scouting locations for his film about two English school kids lost in the Australian outback. Gulpilil was widely praised for his performance as the Indigenous teenager who encounters the white girl (Jenny Agutter) and her young brother (Lucien Roeg), leading the audience on a journey of survival and adolescent awakening through Roeg's stunning, dreamlike imagery." (Melbourne International Film Festival)

1971100 minsAustralia, UK
DramaClassic
Director:
Nicolas Roeg ('Don't Look Now', 'The Man who Fell to Earth', 'Performance')
Writer:
Edward Bond
Cast:
Jenny AgutterDavid GulpililLuc RoegJohn Meillon
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Roeg's bag is photography, but pretty pictures alone cannot sustain - and, in fact, inhibit - this fragile and forced screen adaptation of a James Vance Marshall novel.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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A work of striking atmospheric contrasts … Glorious and awe-inspiring one moment, dangerous and harrowing the next.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Is it a parable about noble savages and the crushed spirits of city dwellers? That's what the film's surface seems to suggest, but I think it's also about something deeper and more elusive: The mystery of communication.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Beautifully done, I think, with a completely appropriate and consistent style.

4.0
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Variety

Variety

press

Roeg's bag is photography, but pretty pictures alone cannot sustain - and, in fact, inhibit - this fragile and forced screen adaptation of a James Vance Marshall novel.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A work of striking atmospheric contrasts … Glorious and awe-inspiring one moment, dangerous and harrowing the next.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Is it a parable about noble savages and the crushed spirits of city dwellers? That's what the film's surface seems to suggest, but I think it's also about something deeper and more elusive: The mystery of communication.

0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Beautifully done, I think, with a completely appropriate and consistent style.

4.0
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