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Ten Canoes -- A story within a story. In Australia's Northern Territory, a man tells us one of the stories of his people and his land...

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Writer:
Rolf de Heer (written by)
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Release Date:
1 June 2006 (Italy) See more »
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Tagline:
Ten canoes, three wives, one hundred and fifty spears...trouble See more »
Plot:
A story within a story. In Australia's Northern Territory, a man tells us one of the stories of his people and his land... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
15 wins & 8 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Terrific See more (37 total) »

Cast

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Crusoe Kurddal ... Ridjimiraril
Jamie Gulpilil ... Dayindi / Yeeralparil (as Jamie Dayindi Gulpilil Dalaithngu)
Richard Birrinbirrin ... Birrinbirrin
Peter Minygululu ... Minygululu
Frances Djulibing ... Nowalingu

David Gulpilil ... The Storyteller (as David Gulpilil Ridjimiraril Dalaithngu)
Sonia Djarrabalminym ... Banalandju
Cassandra Malangarri Baker ... Munandjarra
Philip Gudthaykudthay ... The Sorcerer
Peter Djigirr ... Canoeist / The Victim / Warrior
Michael Dawu ... Canoeist / The Stranger
Bobby Bunungurr ... Canoeist / Uncle
Johnny Buniyira ... Canoeist / Warrior
Billy Black ... Canoeist / Warrior
Steven Wilinydjanu Maliburr ... Canoeist / Warrior
Carl Dhalurruma ... Canoeist / Warrior
Kathy Gonun ... Birrinbirrin's Wife #1
Jennifer Djenana ... Birrinbirrin's Wife #2
Sylvia Nupunya Gaykamangu ... Camp Woman
Silvia Gapany Gaykamangu ... Camp Woman
Evonne Munuygu ... Camp Woman
Mary Dhapalany ... Camp Woman
Valerie Malibirr ... Camp Woman
Julie Djelrr ... Camp Woman
Susan Maliburr ... Camp Woman
Belinda Gundjulma ... Camp Woman
Madeline Gaykamangu ... Camp Woman
Monica Maminyinawny ... Camp Woman
Shirley Banalanydju ... Camp Woman
Rico Pascoe ... Honey Boy / Messenger
Scott Gaykamangu ... Honey Boy
Albert Gaykamangu ... Stranger's Man
Sammy Dhurrkay ... Stranger's Man
Meriyl Gaykamangu ... Stranger's Man
George Gaykamangu ... Stranger's Man
Jeffrey Buinyinyinwuiny ... Wrong Stranger
Lindsay Mace Gaykamangu ... Painted Warrior
Obert Durrungu
John Yarralmuka
Dino Wanybarrngu
Daniel Gurrulpa
Phoenix Maliburr
Hilston Gurrulpa
John Maliburr
Ryan Maliburr
Malachi Gurrulpa
Serena Maliburr
Roslyn Maliburr
Alison Durrunga
Jasmin Maliburr
Marissa Garrawuarra
Jayden Maliburr
Jordan Maliburr
Naomi Garrawuarra
Aristas Durrur
Dimitrius Durrur
Vanessa Yirwirri

Directed by
Rolf de Heer 
Peter Djigirr 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rolf de Heer  written by

Produced by
Richard Birrinbirrin .... associate producer
Rolf de Heer .... producer
Bryce Menzies .... executive producer
Sue Murray .... executive producer
Nils Erik Nielsen .... associate producer
Domenico Procacci .... executive producer
Julie Ryan .... producer
Belinda Scott .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
Ian Jones 
 
Film Editing by
Tania Nehme 
 
Production Design by
Beverley Freeman 
 
Art Direction by
Beverley Freeman 
 
Set Decoration by
Beverley Freeman 
 
Costume Design by
Beverley Freeman 
 
Makeup Department
Beverley Freeman .... key hair stylist
Beverley Freeman .... makeup department head
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Karen Mahood .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Beverley Freeman .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
James Currie .... sound designer
James Currie .... sound recordist
James Currie .... sound supervisor
Tom Heuzenroeder .... sound designer
Tom Heuzenroeder .... sound editor
Rory McGregor .... sound re-recording mixer
Adrian Medhurst .... foley artist
Tania Nehme .... narration editor
 
Visual Effects by
Brad Dunn .... digital compositor
Rebecca Dunn .... senior compositor
Jamie Hediger .... compositor
Michelle Hunt .... digital compositor
Matthew M. North .... compositor (as Matthew North)
Takahiro Suzuki .... digital compositor
Sandeep Vengsarkar .... digital compositor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tobias Andersson .... gaffer
Ricky Schamburg .... first assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Jon Armstrong .... editor technical supervisor
Miranda Dear .... commissioning editor: SBS Independent
Olivier Fontenay .... digital colorist
Nick Meyers .... Final Cut Pro consultant
Anthos Simon .... digital intermediate producer
 
Other crew
Kate Croser .... production coordinator
Jonathan Dixon .... digital liaison
Verity Fitzgerald .... cultural advisor
Verity Fitzgerald .... unit assistant
Mark Kraus .... production accountant
 

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Runtime:
Australia:90 min | USA:90 min | Argentina:90 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival)
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Trivia:
This will be the first ever major Australian feature film completely filmed in an Indigenous Aboriginal language.See more »
Quotes:
The group:[all walking in a line]
Canoeist:Everyone stop!
[all stop and turn]
The Storyteller:That one is Djigirr. Djigirr talk too much, but maybe he heard something.
Canoeist:I refuse to walk at the end. Someone ahead keeps farting.
The group:[laughter] Not me. Not me.
Canoeist:It's you again. You're always so silent. Silent but deadly. Admit it.
Canoeist:Alright, it's me.
Canoeist:You're rotten inside.
Canoeist:I'm rotten inside.
[...]
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52 out of 61 people found the following review useful.
Terrific, 4 May 2006
Author: Paul Martin from Melbourne, Australia

This is a truly unique cinema experience - story-telling at its finest. The film documents Aboriginal culture, history and humor in a way that I have never seen on-screen before.

The voice-over narration of David Gulpilil is excellent. The cinematography is awesome. The film oozes with authenticity and was filmed on location in very remote areas of the Northern Territory of Australia.

It's tragic that this culture should be so remote and foreign to Australians (what to speak of others elsewhere in the world).

This film is full of the dignity of this honorable race of people who have so much to be proud of.

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