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1 hr. 31 min.

Plot Summary
Presenting a tale within a tale, this Australian film follows Dayindi (Jamie Gulpilil), a young aboriginal warrior, as he wanders the wilderness hunting for eggs. Dayindi hears a story told by his brother Minygululu (Peter Minygululu), which echoes his own situation. A man who lusts after his brother's wife, the character in the tale kills a member of another tribe and faces dire consequences, with the story's ending reverberating in Dayindi's own life.

Cast: David Gulpilil , Jamie Gulpilil , Peter Minygululu , Crusoe Kurddal ,

Directors: Rolf de Heer , Peter Djigirr

Genres: Adventure, Comedy drama

Distributor: Palm Pictures

Ten Canoes (2006)

Release Date: June 1st, 2007|1 hr. 31 min.

critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    Offers another way into these complex indigenous people, through storytelling as haunting as their artwork. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    The humor in de Heer's script is mostly anatomical, and the performances of the nonpro cast are stiffer than bark. But you've never seen anything like it. show more

  • 90
    The Hollywood Reporter

    In telling this ancient story with style and humor, de Heer and his Aboriginal collaborators promote cultural understanding and acceptance by stealth, if you will. show more

  • May 22, 2008 hankrye
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    A fascinating look into aboriginal life. The story moves forward with humor, and the scenes of Australian back country are beautiful. A winner for the person looking for a "different" film.

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