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A journey into the outback and beyond.
- Kevin Butler
Nicholas Roeg's directorial debut shows us the mysteries and the natural wonders of thedesert and the difficult relationship between Ms.Augtter and Mr.Gulpillei...As they tryto overcome their cultural differences and mate. The film has beautiful photographyand a stirring musical score. It also shows some nudity..which is not ugly but presentedbeautifully here. There is no real story here..but the photography,the music and theinteraction between the three leads more than makes up for the lack of a plot.
One of the best movies I've ever seen. You get caught up in the quiet fear this girl has....it's phenomonal.
- Rick Mattoon
Have seen twice before and will see again just for the spiritual journey the girl found herself on and how it's years later she grows in the realization.
This is indeed and interesting film and my personal love of the Aborigine culture of Australia is wonderfully depicted here. The unashamed naturalness of living and the cultural abilities of the Aborignine to overcome such a harsh environment is deftly displayed in this film. I believe the acting was excellent and Jenny Agutter has gone on to do many film and television projects. This film is not for the squeamish. It forces us to strip away all of our worldly preconceived ideas about modern living and offers us a raw look at different ways of living and survival as well as a spiritual quality that makes this film so good. I am adding it to the list of other Australian films I love so much including Where Green Ants Dream from Werner Herzog and starring Bruce Spence (a favorite from Mad Max movies) and The Last Wave with Richard Chamberlain.
- Dashiell B.
A deep, thrilling film that's a rumination on civilization. After being stranded in the desert, a girl & her younger brother are guided to civilization by an Aborigine youth. The film, directed & photographed by Roeg, forces us to look into ourselves & accept that some mysteries can't be solved. Overall, this is a hypnotic masterpiece. I give it a 4.5/5.
- Jay Higgins
Well directed and stylish. Good photography and a very interesting story. It does however have a few stretches that drag a bit. Fine but unexceptional performances.