Walkabout Movie Review 1971

Information and Film Reviews for Walkabout the Movie

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Beautifully told and filmed story (by Roeg in his debut) about a nameless young brother (John, Roeg's six-year-old son) and sister (Agutter), who are abandoned in the Australian outback when their father kills himself. The children wander, with little chance of survival, until a young aborigine (Gumpilil) finds them. He interrupts his own "walkabout," a rite of passage, to teach them to survive, leading to betrayal and tragedy. Based on a novel by James Vance Marshall.

Distribution

Home Vision Cinema, c/o Image Entertainment, 20525 Nordhoff St., Ste. 200, Chatsworth, CA 91311, URL: http://www.homevision.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 100 minutes.
Originally from Australian.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Down Under, Childhood Visions, Flashback, Survival, Brothers & Sisters
Screenplay
Edward Bond
Cast
Jenny Agutter, Lucien John, David Gulpilil, John Meillon
Cinematography
Nicolas Roeg
Director
Nicolas Roeg
Music
John Barry
Producer
Si Litvinoff

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