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  1. mpho3's rating of the film Charlie's Country

    "By simply watching Charlie competently, confidently operating on his own in the verdant, beautifully shot wild spaces outside of town, de Heer gets across everything worth saying about assimilation and what’s lost when one culture devours another. It’s a rare ... showcase where [Gulpilil's] character gets to find his own way, instead of leading others where they need to go." - Tasha Robinson, The Dissolve

  2. Drew DeBoy's rating of the film Charlie's Country

    Meandering examination of Aboriginal lifestyle's struggle with the monolithic pointlessness of the modern state. Beautifully shot, and you can't tear your eyes away from David Gulpilil – even if other characters remain flat/monochromatic.

  3. David R Williams's rating of the film Charlie's Country

  4. bravo0123@me.com's rating of the film Charlie's Country

    A film that doesn't try to do a lot, and does it very well. Quiet, funny, and softly enjoyable

  5. Caitlin's rating of the film Charlie's Country

    David Gulpilil says so much with his eyes. What a magnificent actor. This is a devastating film about the destruction caused by colonialism. It's also about one man's resistance against that destruction.

  6. Luther Ayers's rating of the film Charlie's Country

    A great overall display of the saying "a ripple into a tidal wave." One person can make a difference. Stand up for what you believe in. The endurance of man goes farther when passion is involved.

  7. Saar's rating of the film Charlie's Country

    A little slow but rather good

  8. MichaelCourtney's rating of the film Charlie's Country

    Outstanding film with touching moments of nostalgia for one's sense of belonging in carrying on tradition and love from the homeland.

  9. Slappy McGee's rating of the film Charlie's Country

    Adds nothing new to the conversation about the "white man" taking away the rights and lands of the Aborigines... however... it tells its story quite beautifully and David Gulpilil gives a heartfelt and delightfully real performance. A wonderful - if depressing - drama about the colonialism problems in Australia.

  10. John's rating of the film Charlie's Country

    Charlie's Country gives a good look into the harsh reality of Native Australians losing their culture to post colonialism. The film does a great job with its cinematography, showcasing the Australian Northern Territory, while also giving a first hand look into the life of Charlie, who tries to live happily and manage with the strict laws of Australia. This is a very real film and I'd recommend it to everyone.

  11. Anthony Dewar's rating of the film Charlie's Country

    The landscape and culture of the Australian bush is so unique and the cinematography and acting display it beautifully. The film depicts a complex relationship of both european and aboriginal cultures as they struggle and coexist. The film tells a serious story that is seldom focused on and in a world riddled in technology and modernity, I think it’s an important film to watch.

  12. Blake Stefansen's rating of the film Charlie's Country

    Charlies's Country holds a very heavy message encompassing the colonialism oppressing the indigenous people of Australia. With the influence of western culture over-taking the natives, this powerful film captures the story of how Australia's indigenous people cope with preserving their culture while living out their lives in an increasingly westernized world.

  13. Morris Bros.'s rating of the film Charlie's Country

  14. Shane Schenck's rating of the film Charlie's Country

    The cinematography was absolutely beautiful. However, there were rather long moments of silence. It also took the film a while to really hook me in, the beginning is confusing and very dull. The story itself was very deep and moving. The film does a great job of showing how the Australian government does a great deal of injustice to the aboriginal culture.

  15. Funda Can Çuvalcı's rating of the film Charlie's Country

    "I was living in my home nicely and peacefully. Then the police came to throw me out". Heartbreaking.

  16. nargs_au's rating of the film Charlie's Country

    Australia needs more films like this.

  17. Cinemarco's rating of the film Charlie's Country

    really warm and soulful and touching. it manages to show the aborigenal integration drama from a very human perspective without falling into predictable "goodies vs baddies" dialectics. Very beautifully shot and well acted...especially by David Gulpilil. Also the music is nicely chosen and delicately layered on the movie.

  18. Varlık Saraf's rating of the film Charlie's Country

    This one explained that, doesn't matter where did you born :((

  19. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film Charlie's Country

    ..2016 film très intéressant !

  20. Cemre Polat's rating of the film Charlie's Country

    Nasıl var olmak istiyorum? Nerede, kim olarak, ne şekilde? Tüm bu sorular doğa ile kanun koyucuların belirlediği dar çemberin içinde bi yerde cevabını bulabilir mi?

  21. Egoisms's rating of the film Charlie's Country

    An old fella is punished for being aboriginal. In solitary protest he returns to the bush. Falling ill, he recuperates in Darwin and experiences aboriginal life in the city--that is, be becomes a homeless drunk. In prison, he longs for that which once treated him so poorly: the bush, his bush. Back home, he teaches kids a tribal dance. The indigenous experience is unsentimentally portrayed as fraught with ambivalence

  22. Michael Harbour's rating of the film Charlie's Country

    Based in part on star and co-writer David Gulpilil's own experiences CHARLIE'S COUNTRY explores the confused and bemused plight of laissez-faire aborigines subjected to an increasingly authoritarian society that doesn't make sense to them.

  23. Corriel's rating of the film Charlie's Country

    A well made and interesting film with a few touching moments. A must see for anybody interested in Indigenous peoples.

  24. msmichel's rating of the film Charlie's Country

    FNC '14 De Heer and David Gulpilil co-wrote this quite moving and exasperating tale about longstanding government intervention on a remote Aboriginal community in Northern Australia. Gulpilil gives a moving performance capturing the complexities of a proud man beaten down by a system of racism and attempted eventual cultural annihilation. Incredible sequence of shearing that quietly sums up the film.

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