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It's 1922; somewhere in Australia. When a Native Australian man is accused of murdering a white woman, three white men (The Fanatic, The Follower and The Veteran) are given the mission of capturing him with the help of an experienced Native Australian (The Tracker). So they start their quest in the outback, not knowing that their inner wrestles against and for racism will be more dangerous that the actual hunting for the accused. Written by Bruno Benton

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The music for this film is performed by Archie Roach, a popular aboriginal country musician. See more »

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[first lines]
The Tracker: About half a day ahead, boss, and he's gettin' tired.
The Fanatic: Tell me when it gets to dark. Come on. Keep going.
The Tracker: Okay, boss. Like this?
[mock running and galloping]
The Tracker: We'll catch him quick.
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Referenced in Gulpilil: One Red Blood (2002) See more »

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A fantastic movie
8 September 2002 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This movie had me from the beginning. The plot is very simple but incredibly deep. I think it was ingenious not to give any of the characters names, as they're just representations of certain types of people from that point in Australian history. It was also very clever to use paintings at various points instead of just blatantly showing what went on. The acting was fantastic, especially David Gulpilil (who is always a treat to watch) and Gary Sweet. Add in the fabulous music and the gorgeous outback scenery, and this movie is--I have to say it--a Must See.


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