Rent Walkabout (1971)

3.9 of 5 from 153 ratings
1h 36min
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Synopsis:
As the title suggests, Walkabout is a journey not only in distance, but also in the transition for one Australian aborigine, from adolescence to manhood. While on a family picnic a beautiful teenager and her brother suddenly find themselves very much alone after the tragic death of their father. As they wander through the outback they meet the young aborigine. The film unfolds and tells the tale of survival, resourcefulness and sexual awareness, as the travellers become lost in the Australian wilderness.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Si Litvinoff
Writers:
Edward Bond, James Vance Marshall
Studio:
Universal Pictures
Genres:
British Films, Action & Adventure, Classics, Drama
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
30/10/2000
Run Time:
96 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Original Trailer
  • Natural Australia Interactive Map
  • Director Biography And Filmography
BBFC:
Release Date:
10/09/2012
Run Time:
96 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B

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Reviews (1) of Walkabout

Roeg's solo debut. - Walkabout review by Steve Mason

Spoiler Alert
26/02/2020

Arthouse parable on the interface between colonialism and indigenous culture. This is a brilliant blend of atmospheric strains, including the ambient silences, John Barry's spiritual orchestral score, the otherness of the South Australian outback locations and Roeg's own woozy, narcotic images. The whole film is carried by a seventeen year old Jenny Agutter, Aboriginal debutant David Gulpilil and the director's eight year old son, Luc Roeg and hardly anyone else is on screen. Roeg's work was philosophical and idiosyncratic and usually incorporated improvisation, broken time structures and unusual casting. They make for a strong deep vibration of eeriness. The whole is then balanced by two contrasting conclusions, both disquieting in their different ways.

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