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Charlie's Country

Yönetmen Rolf de Heer
Avustralya, 2013
Drama

Özet

Charlie’s Country explores ongoing repercussions in contemporary Australia – the film is a slow indictment of the colonialist relationship between white law and Indigenous people.

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Charlie's Country Yönetmen Rolf de Heer

Ödüller ve Festivaller

Cannes Film Festival

2014 | 1 ödül: Un Certain Regard - Best Actor

Festival du Nouveau Cinéma

2014 | 1 ödül: Best Actor

Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards

2015 | 2 ödül: Best Film

2015 | 3 dalda aday: 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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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • OFF_FRAME's rating of the film Charlie's Country

    Beautifully shot and anchored to a heart-breaking performance from David Gulpilil, Charlie's Country has some incredibly powerful moments like Charlie visiting his mate in hospital backed by brilliant sound design that feels like a sea of ghosts waiting to take him away. It also has some less successful moments of pretty terrible acting from the supports, namely the police officers. Slow and meditative. 3.5 stars

  • Eloi MV's rating of the film Charlie's Country

    If you don't think yet that colonialism is the worst thing ever invented by the Human being, this will surely help.

  • Renton47's rating of the film Charlie's Country

    Uses Gulpilil's visage more in the tradition of Ming-Liang or Dardenne's than your average star vehicle. His incredibly powerful presence makes the film's story moving while speaking to Gulpilil's whole Australian career. Few films are this well suited for one person. It opens on a sign declaring prohibition and follows with an unapologetic attack on the justice system's treatment of First Nation's people. 4.5

  • 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

  • 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.

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