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A young woman goes on a 1,700-mile trek across the deserts of West Australia with four camels and her faithful dog.

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Felicity Steel ...
Gladdy
John Flaus ...
Sallay
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David
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Darcy Crouch ...
Tolly
Brendan MacLean ...
Peter
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Bernard
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A young woman goes on a 1,700-mile trek across the deserts of West Australia with four camels and her faithful dog.

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, some partial nudity, disturbing images and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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6 March 2014 (Australia)  »

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$21,544 (USA) (19 September 2014)

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$508,806 (USA) (21 November 2014)
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Trivia

Seven snakes were brought to set. Among them, Mia Wasikowska had to hand-pick which one she would prefer to share scenes with. See more »

Goofs

As the photographer, Rick, Adam Driver says he was in Irian Jaya when fellow photographer, David Burnett, won the 'Capra' Medal (as in the film director, Frank Capra). There is no such thing. It is called the Capa Medal (formally, The Robert Capa Gold Medal) , named after the famous photographer Robert Capa. See more »

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Robyn: Dear sir, I am planning to walk across the Australian desert from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean. A distance of 2,000 miles. The trip will take six to seven months. There are herds of feral camels roaming freely throughout Central Australia, and my idea was to capture a few and train them to carry my gear.
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The initial credits are shown over original photos from the "Tracks" book and the National Geographic article.The photos, taken by Rick Smolan, show Robyn Davidson during the actual walk. See more »

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Featured in At the Movies: Venice Film Festival 2013 (2013) See more »

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"Tracks" - an authentic, beautiful film
29 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After reading the book "Tracks", I found it difficult to imagine anyone being able to transfer it properly to cinema. Well, it took them years to do it, but thankfully they've achieved what seemed almost impossible. I saw "Tracks" yesterday and I found it truly moving. It's a beautiful film - not just in its transporting cinematography and landscapes, but beautiful for its truthfulness, its honesty. "Tracks" is both sublimely poetic and ruggedly authentic - it's emotionally raw. I didn't find one false note in the movie - no melodrama or stereotype characters that you see in most Hollywood films. Mia Wasikowska's performance demonstrates that old line from Keats, "Beauty is truth, truth beauty" - it's a great performance - the epitome of soulful. The journey is as much her character's internal coming to terms with herself and the world, as it is the external journey, but nothing is spoon-fed to the audience. The film is psychological and spiritual and the landscapes and the actions reflect the central character's shedding of burdens and confronting herself in a naked environment - it's universal, but profoundly personal. One reviewer described it as "achingly beautiful", having now seen "Tracks", I feel that's an apt description. I think director John Curran and everyone involved in making the film has pulled off an extremely challenging project and have created something of lasting value. Congratulations.


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