While trying to save his home from being bought up by developers, a young Aboriginal boy becomes lost in the Outback with his smart-mouthed friend, and must call on the wisdom and survival skills passed down to him by his grandfather in order to lead them out of the wilderness.
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While it's so refreshing to hear authentic Aboriginal accents on the big screen this film fails from a dramatic and story POV. The theme of belonging and finding ones place is heavy handed and far too overt, the ending easily guessed and David Gulpilil completely underutilised. 2.5 stars
Weird film. A hodgepodge. Stole time-lapse scenes from Baraka. Some very Lynchian sound effects, all of which are completely out of place. Over-reliance on mood music. Grossly sentimental. Only memorable scene was the ominous turning of an enormous satellite dish to follow two boys as they left the frame for the desert.