Charlie's Country (DVD)
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|Contributor||Rolf de Heer, Bobby Bunungurr, Frances Djulibing, Ritchie Singer, Ian Jones, Bojana Novakovic, Luke Ford, Gary Waddell, Peter Minygululu, Nils Erik Nielsen, Peter Djigirr, David Gulpilil, Jennifer Budukpuduk Gaykamangu, Gary Sweet See more|
|Runtime||1 hour and 44 minutes|
- Aspect Ratio : 2.40:1
- Product Dimensions : 135 x 13 x 190 cm; 85 Grams
- Item Model Number : 61231SDO
- Director : Rolf de Heer
- Media Format : DVD, PAL
- Run time : 1 hour and 44 minutes
- Release date : 19 November 2014
- Actors : David Gulpilil, Peter Djigirr, Luke Ford, Jennifer Budukpuduk Gaykamangu, Bojana Novakovic
- Language : English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
- Studio : eOne
- Producers : Rolf de Heer, Peter Djigirr, Nils Erik Nielsen
- ASIN : B01EDCDI22
- Country of origin : Australia
- Writers : David Gulpilil, Rolf de Heer
- Number of discs : 1
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Written by Rolf de Heer and David Gulpilil as a collaborative project, Charlie's Country stars Gulpilil as Charlie, who is getting older, and is out of sorts. The government’s intervention is making life more difficult in his remote community, what with the proper policing of whitefella laws that don't generally make much sense, and Charlie's kin seeming more interested in going along with things than doing anything about it. So Charlie takes off, to live the old way, but in doing so sets off a chain of events in his life that has him return to his community chastened, and somewhat the wiser.
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Worth seeing Nicolas Roeg's WALKABOUT (1971) and CHARLIE'S COUNTRY (2013) in sequence. CHARLIE'S COUNTRY could almost be viewed as a sequel to WALKABOUT – what happened to the boy (or someone like him) 45 years later? From that perspective the tragedy of white imposition over a traditional life is doubly heartbreaking.
Black man gets arrested ✔️
Black man is addicted to a sort of substance ✔️
White people are evil ✔️
It's unreal at times and is a movie made from white guilt rather than an actual interest in Aboriginal society.
I get it that 90% of Australian society is strongly attached to these ideas but as an European from a non anglo country this is just boring and after its vision it makes me feel as if i wasted time i could have spent staring at a wall.
It just feels not very personal on a character level, the main theme is anglos beat native population -> native population sad, it doesn't go deeper than that and Charlie is the most sour and bitter character and it's almost impossible to empathize with him because of this.
Don't buy it, stream it or record it on fetch tv.