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Charlie's Country (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama | 17 July 2014 (Australia)
Displeased with the intervention of whitefella laws, Charlie takes off to live the old way and sets off a chain reaction of enlightening difficulties.

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Credited cast:
... Charlie
Peter Djigirr ... Black Pete
... Luke
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wayne Anthoney ... Magistrate
Dellax Barra ... Dancing Kid
Richard Birrinbirrin ... Fat Albert
Paul Blackwell ... Errol
... Policeman Brum
Johnny Buniyira ... Cool Dude
Bobby Bunungurr ... Bobby
Eric Cartright ... Prison Guard
John Clark ... Darwin Police
Michael Dawa ... Micky
Jimmy Djamanba ... Singing and clapsticks
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Blackfella Charlie is out of sorts. The intervention is making life more difficult on his remote community, what with the proper policing of whitefella laws now. So Charlie takes off, to live the old way, but in so doing sets off a chain of events in his life that has him return to his community chastened, and somewhat the wiser. Written by Cannes Film Festival

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Another invasion... and Charlie doesn't like it.

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Also Known As:

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$11,378, 5 June 2015
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One of three theatrical feature film collaborations of actor Gary Sweet and writer-producer-director Rolf de Heer. The titles are: 'The Tracker' (2002), 'Alexandra's Project' (2003), and 'Charlie's Country' (2013). See more »

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Referenced in Still Our Country (2014) See more »

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A masterpiece
9 July 2015 | by See all my reviews

This movie provides an insight into a world that is difficult for many people to see or understand. The film is beautifully shot, and the scenes and sounds of Australia are magical. The acting is first rate, and the script is very clever. Many of the things Charlie says to European Australians don't make much sense, but in this movie we are able to understand what Charlie is thinking when he says these things, and so we understand perfectly what is meant by every sentence he utters. The sense of longing, and of loneliness is palpable, as is the passionate love of country. The dance scenes with the children are uplifting and lovely. This is a moving and beautiful film, and a huge bridge for building understanding and empathy for a different and valuable culture.


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