Stranded in the Australian outback, a teenage girl and her younger brother try to find a way to escape back to civilization.
A fascinating and multi-layered film that lends itself to multiple interpretations. A survival coming-of-age story and a commentary on the clash between Western and Aboriginal cultures in Australia – from the interesting perspective of an Englishman.
Pristine cinematography throughout, with a unique directorial style that has become a trademark of Roeg’s.
Starring a young Jenny Agutter, the director’s son Luc Roeg and David Gulpilil – a Yolngu tribal dancer who was noticed by director Nicolas Roeg in scouting locations for the film.
Loosely based on the novel of the same name by James Vance Marshall. Filmed with a minimal script of only 14 pages and largely improvised. Scored by the great John Barry.
Walkabout Cast: Jenny Agutter, Luc Roeg, David Gulpilil, John Meillon