Ten Canoes

Not Yet Rated| 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.

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Directors: ,

Genres: Adventure, Comedy drama

Distributor: Palm Pictures

Ten Canoes (2006)

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

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  • 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

  • Jokes about flatulence, human excrement and the size of someone's manhood also come into play, but they never cheapen this lush and enjoyable film. show more

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

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  • 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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