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 overview, first billed only:
John Sebastian Pilakui ...
Lorrpu
Nathan Daniels ...
Milika
Sean Mununggurr ...
Botj
Lirrina Mununggurr ...
Yuwan
Makuma Yunupingu ...
Matjala
Nungki Yunupingu ...
Dawu
Mangatjay Yunupingu ...
Maralitja Man
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Policeman (as Gurkula)
Gerard Buyan Garrawurra ...
Lunginy
Garritjpi Garawirrtja ...
Botj (9 years)
Buywarri Mununggurr ...
Lorrpu (9 Years)
Buwata Mununggurr ...
Milika (9 years)
Yithangarra Wunungmurra ...
Ruwu
Lalambarri Yunupingu ...
Lorrpu's Father
Balupalu Yunupingu ...
Milika's Father
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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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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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