By Nicolas Roeg

  • Genre: Nicolas Roeg
  • Release Date: 1971-05-16
  • Advisory Rating: M
  • Runtime: 1h 40min
  • Director: Nicolas Roeg
  • Production Company: Si Litvinoff Film Production
  • iTunes Price: AUD 13.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: AUD 4.99
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Nicolas Roeg's mystical masterpiece chronicles the physical, spiritual and emotional journey of a sister and brother abandoned in the harsh Australian outback. Under the pretence of having a picnic, a geologist (John Meillon, Crocodile Dundee) takes his teenage daughter (Jenny Agutter, The Avengers) and 6-year-old son (Lucien John, We Need To Talk About Kevin) into the Australian outback and attempts to shoot them. When he fails, he turns the gun on himself and the two city-bred children must contend with harsh wilderness alone. They are saved by a chance encounter with an Aboriginal boy (David Gulpilil, Storm Boy) who helps them survive, and in the process underscores the disharmony between nature and modern life. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this program may contain images and sounds that may relate to deceased persons.