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Ten canoes

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Ten canoes

Ten canoes

Ten canoes

original title:

TEN CANOES

directed by:

cast:

Crusoe Kurddal, Jamie Dayindi Gulpilil, Richard Birrinbirrin, Peter Minygululu, Frances Djulibing

screenplay:

Rolf de Heer, in consultation with the People of Ramingining

cinematography:

editing:

set design:

producer:

Rolf de Heer, Julie Ryan, produttore esecutivo Domenico Procacci

production:

Fandango, Film Finance Corporation, with the assistance of - South Australian Film Corporation, Adelaide Film Festival, Sbs Independent; Supported by Bula'bula Arts, Aboriginal Corporation

country:

Italy/Australia

year:

2006

film run:

90'

format:

35mm - colour

release date:

01/06/2006

festival & awards:

Australia, long, long ago...
Tribal times.
The indigenous people live as they have done for thousands of years, a community in harmony with the untamed nature that surrounds them. Dayindi, a young warrior (played by Jamie Gulpilil, son of the great Aboriginal actor David Gulpilil) covets the youngest wife of his older brother.
To teach him his proper path, an elder tells him a cautionary story from the mythical past - a wild and comic tale of illicit love, kidnapping, sorcery, bungling mayhem and revenge gone wrong.