Crusoe Kurddal, Jamie Dayindi Gulpilil, Richard Birrinbirrin, Peter Minygululu, Frances Djulibing
Rolf de Heer, in consultation with the People of Ramingining
Fandango, Film Finance Corporation, with the assistance of - South Australian Film Corporation, Adelaide Film Festival, Sbs Independent; Supported by Bula'bula Arts, Aboriginal Corporation
35mm - colour
festival & awards:
Australia, long, long ago...
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.