Walkabout (Walkabout, Spain Import, see details for languages)

October 19, 2019 - Comment

A privileged British family consisting of a mother, a geologist father and an adolescent daughter and son, live in Sydney, Australia. Out of circumstance, the siblings, not knowing exactly where they are, get stranded in the Outback by themselves while on a picnic. They only have with them the clothes on their backs – their

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A privileged British family consisting of a mother, a geologist father and an adolescent daughter and son, live in Sydney, Australia. Out of circumstance, the siblings, not knowing exactly where they are, get stranded in the Outback by themselves while on a picnic. They only have with them the clothes on their backs – their school uniforms – some meagre rations of nonperishable food, a battery-powered transistor radio, the son’s satchel primarily containing his toys, and a small piece of cloth they used as their picnic drop-cloth. While they walk through the Outback, sometimes looking as though near death, they come across an Australian boy who is on his walkabout, a rite of passage into manhood where he spends months on end on his own living off the land. Their largest problem is not being able to verbally communicate. The boy does help them to survive, but doesn’t understand their need to return to civilization, which may or may not happen based on what the Australian boy ends up doing.

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Comments

Anonymous says:

Intriguing story – clash of cultures/somethings left unanswered Walkabout is an unusual film in that it has both an intriguing story, thought provoking and good wide-angle shots of the outback flora, fauna and landscape . A little dated in that the I hope things have now improved between the indigenous Australian people (aborigines) and the ‘recent’ white visitors. Films of this nature and time period (mid-late 20th century) do remind the viewer of the ingrained fear and prodigiousness of the recent past . This mistrust surfaces when the aborigine boy…

Anonymous says:

It is a beautiful, disturbing and strangely nostalgic film This is the story of a brother and sister abandoned in the wilderness by their father’s death and of their wanderings ever deeper into the outback and into a cultural encounter with an Aboriginal youth who is on his Walkabout rite of passage. The question is how deep this encounter will be? Is white civilisation just a veneer that scrapes off in adversity? And what is civilisation anyway? The Aboriginal boy touches on the ageless landscape and his rituals suggest a rhythm of nature which is…

Anonymous says:

Little or no story line The story is said to be about two youngsters lost in the Australian outback who meet up with an Aborigine man and from there I failed to see what all the fuss was about. Jenny Agutter gave numerous endless interviews about the movie and about her nude swimming scene. There was also a short scene where Ms Agutter and the young boy of eight or nine who played her brother, were seen both stark naked sitting around. I had no objection to that scene nor to her earlier nude swimming scenes but…

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