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Under the pretense of having a picnic, a geologist takes his teenage daughter and 6-year-old son 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 Aborigine boy who shows them how to survive, and in the process underscores the disha...

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Directed by

Nicolas Roeg

Written by

Edward Bond (Writer)
James Vance Marshall (Novel)

Runtime

95 minutes

Country

United Kingdom, Australia

Language

English

Tagline

A boy and girl face the challenge of the world's last frontier.

Cast

Keywords

sibling relationship coming of age based on novel or book death independent film suicide cult film teenage girl survival wilderness australia hunter tribe geologist outback picnic australian aborigine camel flashback rite of passage

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