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Charlie's Country ()


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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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Charlie
Peter Djigirr ...
Black Pete
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Policeman Luke
Lizzie Durrurrnga ...
Bank Teller
Bobby Bunungurr ...
Bobby (as Bobby Bununggurr)
Frances Djulibing ...
Supermarket Woman
Michael Dawa ...
Micky (as Michael Dawu)
Paul Blackwell ...
Errol
Peter Minygululu ...
Old Lulu
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Policeman Brum
Jamie Gulpilil ...
Trainee PC
Gary Waddell ...
Gaz
J.B. Williams ...
Gaz's Sidekick (as Josh Williams)
Johnny Buniyira ...
Cool Dude
Fiona Lanyon ...
PC Monica
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Community Doctor
Gladys Womati ...
Community Nurse
Richard Birrinbirrin ...
Fat Albert
Terrance Malibirr ...
Kid #1
Jayden Maliburr ...
Kid #2 (as Jayden Malibirr)
Jordan Maliburr ...
Kid #3 (as Jordan Malibirr)
Barry Yanarrarra ...
Fat Albert's Carer
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Darwin Hospital Doctor
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Darwin Hospital Nurse
Jennifer Budukpuduk Gaykamangu ...
Faith
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Bottle Shop Operator
Belle Kha ...
Jogger
Kyal Wilson ...
Darwin Police (as Kyal Elliott-Wilson)
John Clark ...
Darwin Police
Mark Gray ...
Darwin Police
Kadek Hobman ...
Darwin Police
Coryn Tambling ...
Darwin Police
Wayne Anthoney ...
Magistrate
Eric Cartright ...
Prison Guard
Kaletzis Sakelarios ...
Prison Hairdresser (as Kafetzis Sakelarios)
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Parole Officer
Kevin Yirrawuri ...
2nd Dancing Teacher / Didgerido
Dray Thompson ...
Dancing Kid
Jathson Ngalmi ...
Dancing Kid
Eric Kerr ...
Dancing Kid
Kyle Murrungun ...
Dancing Kid
Dellax Barra ...
Dancing Kid
Jimmy Djamanba ...
Singing and Clapsticks
Dick Fisher ...
Clapsticks
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Anja Holz ...
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Helen Pereira ...
Queen Elizabeth II (uncredited) (voice)
Adam Schneider ...
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Lawyer (uncredited)

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Rolf de Heer

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David Gulpilil ... ()
 
Rolf de Heer ... ()

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Julie Byrne ... line producer
Rolf de Heer ... producer
Peter Djigirr ... producer
Frances Djulibing ... associate producer
Troy Lum ... executive producer
Peter McMahon ... executive producer
Bryce Menzies ... executive producer
Sue Murray ... executive producer
Nils Erik Nielsen ... producer
Domenico Procacci ... executive producer

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Graham Tardif ... (music by)

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Ian Jones

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Tania Nehme

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Adam Potter ... assistant DI: Rising Sun Pictures

Production Design by

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Beverley Freeman

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Beverley Freeman

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Beverley Freeman ... makeup designer

Production Management

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Fiona Lanyon ... production manager

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Karen Mahood ... first assistant director
Vicki Sugars ... additional first assistant director

Sound Department

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Duncan Campbell ... assistant sound mixer
James Carroll ... foley recordist
James Currie ... sound designer
Tom Heuzenroeder ... sound designer
Adrian Medhurst ... foley artist
J.B. Williams ... boom operator (as Josh Williams)

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Matt Nettheim ... documentary videographer / still photographer
Geoff Skilbeck ... first assistant camera
Dale Woodrow ... arriraw data manager / second assistant camera

Music Department

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Gabriel Hays ... trailer music

Other crew

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Alexandra Blue ... mastering and delivery
Cathy Gallagher ... unit publicist
Jeremy Hill-Brooks ... deliverables
Mark Kraus ... production accountant

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Molly Reynolds ... special thanks

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines Another invasion... and Charlie doesn't like it. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Le Pays de Charlie (France)
  • Η χώρα του Τσάρλι (Greece)
  • Az őslakos (Hungary)
  • Страна Чарли (Russia)
  • Страната на Чарли (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
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  • 108 min
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Trivia The film was the official submission of Australia for the Best Foreign Language film category of the 87th Academy Awards 2015 but in the end was not nominated. Australia's first ever film to be nominated in this category would be about a couple of years later with 'Tanna' (2015). See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Still Our Country (2014). See more »

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