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El País de Charlie

Charlie's Country

Dirigida por Rolf de Heer
Australia, 2013


Denuncia lenta de la relación colonialista entre la ley blanca y los pueblos indígenas en la Australia contemporánea.

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El País de Charlie Dirigida por Rolf de Heer


Cannes Film Festival

2014 | Ganador: Un Certain Regard - Best Actor

Festival du Nouveau Cinéma

2014 | Ganador: Best Actor

Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards

2015 | 2 victorias incluyendo: Best Film

2015 | 3 nominaciones incluyendo: Best Actor

It plays like a daily comic strip or a series of silent-era one-reelers, with Charlie sometimes joined by his buddy Black Pete (producer Peter Djigirr) or antagonized by clueless white policeman Luke (Luke Ford). What it adds up to is a broadly drawn, but thoughtful, tragicomic vision of impoverished indigenous life, with allusions to Gulpilil’s background as a dancer and his public struggles with alcoholism.
June 04, 2015
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An obligatory feel creeps into Charlie’s successive travails, as if Mr. De Heer is putting the character through his paces and surrounding him with a dutifully representative spectrum of sympathetic-to-condescending whites. The simplistic piano score doesn’t help. But Mr. de Heer’s relentless treatment may well suit the background history of Western land appropriation, which isn’t necessarily one of elegance or subtlety.
June 04, 2015
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Much of Charlie’s Country proceeds in this observational mode, exercising the transformative power of Gulpilil’s face. Whether laughing, crying, mumbling to himself, or projecting a valiant stoicism, Gulpilil — beneath a white beard and a blanket of shaggy hair — commands the screen in close-ups liable to run for minutes at a time.
June 03, 2015
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