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Toomelah (2011)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 13 May 2011 (France)
In a remote Aboriginal community, 10 year old Daniel yearns to be a gangster, like the male role models in his life. Skipping school, getting into fights and running drugs for Linden, who leads the main gang in town.

Director:

Ivan Sen

Writer:

Ivan Sen
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Daniel Connors ... Daniel
Christopher Edwards Christopher Edwards ... Linden
Michael Connors Michael Connors ... Buster
Dorothy Cubby Dorothy Cubby
Dean Daley-Jones Dean Daley-Jones ... Bruce
Alex Haines Alex Haines
Linden Binge Linden Binge
Aunty Sharon Binge Aunty Sharon Binge
Aunty Margery Binge Aunty Margery Binge
Uncle Lloyd Hippi Uncle Lloyd Hippi
Tyericq Tavo Tyericq Tavo
Daneeka Connors ... (as Danieka Connors)
Lauren McGrady Lauren McGrady
Kevin Binge Kevin Binge
Elaine Edwards Elaine Edwards ... Extra
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In a remote Aboriginal community, 10 year old Daniel yearns to be a gangster, like the male role models in his life. Skipping school, getting into fights and running drugs for Linden, who leads the main gang in town.

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Crime | Drama

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Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Cannes Film Festival 2011 (2011) See more »

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The Bunyip
Written by Cedric McGrady
Performed by Christopher Edwards
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Not the kinda neighborhood I wanna live
24 May 2018 | by deloudelouvainSee all my reviews

Toomelah is a movie but when I watched it it looked like it could have been a documentary about how Aboriginals live their lives in their ghetto or mission. The white men came, took away everything they had, a bit like with the Native Americans, and left them unemployed, uneducated, with drugs and alcohol as their only means of life. The acting isn't bad, with clearly people that live in those conditions in real life. The story is very simple and depressing, but a bit too slow to make it a good movie. Well at least, that's my opinion. It's not a documentary but I'm sure that if you would go to one of those camps this story would be close to accurate. No future, no hope, drugs and alcohol to get away from this deadly routine.


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Country:

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Language:

English

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Australia

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