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Yolngu Boy (2001)

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Lorrpu, Botj and Milika are three Yolngu (Aboriginal) teenagers who once shared a childhood dream of becoming great hunters together. But as teenagers they changed: Botj did bad things ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Sean Mununggurr ...
Botj
John Sebastian Pilakui ...
Lorrpu
Nathan Daniels ...
Milika
Lirrina Mununggurr ...
Yuwan
Makuma Yunupingu ...
Matjala
Nungki Yunupingu ...
Dawu
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andrew Galitju Burarrwanga ...
Dhunthun
Garry Dhurrkay ...
Umpire
Jose Element ...
Policeman at Wharf (as Joe Clements)
Grant Gambley ...
Djarrak Player
Merrki Ganambarr ...
Botj's Mother
Garritjpi Garawirrtja ...
Botj (9 years)
Gerard Buyan Garrawurra ...
Lunginy
Gurumin Marika ...
Crowd #1
Maggie Miles ...
Snorkel Woman
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Lorrpu, Botj and Milika are three Yolngu (Aboriginal) teenagers who once shared a childhood dream of becoming great hunters together. But as teenagers they changed: Botj did bad things which landed him in jail one time, and Milika is more interested in being a good football player and in chicks! Only Lorrpu is still closer to Aboriginal traditions and to their common dream. One night Botj goes too far and he's about to return to jail. Lorrpu must weigh up his own future against saving the future of his friend. Therefore the three boys start to trek to Darwin to argue Botj's case with tribal leader Dawu. To survive during their hard journey in the bush and the forest, they must use the ancient Aboriginal knowledge, Botj's street instinct, and the bonds of their friendship. Written by Raphael JULLIEN <jraf3615@yahoo.com.au>

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22 March 2001 (Australia)  »

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A bennszülött srác  »

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Solid
7 January 2004 | by (Melbourne Australia) – See all my reviews

A very solid film. Nice, but not groundbreaking script, good solid acting by many first time film actors.

Camerawork too is solid but tries too hard at times to be fast paced & "exciting" when it is not really needed.

A film that deserves a wide audience around the world 7/10.


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