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Universal acclaim - based on 20 Critics

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

Summary: A story within a story. In Australia's Northern Territory, a man tells us one of the stories of his people and his land. It's a story of an older man, Minygululu, who has three wives and realizes that his younger brother Dayindi may try to steal away the youngest wife. So, over a few days and several trips to hunt and gather, Minygululu tells Dayindi a story set in the time of their ancestors when a stranger came to the village and disrupted the lives of a serious man named Ridjimiraril, his three wives, and his younger brother Yeeralparil who had no wife and liked to visit his youngest sister-in-law. Through stories, can values be taught and balance achieved?
Runtime: 90 min
Production: Fandango
Genres: Adventure, Drama, Comedy
Country: Australia
Languages: English, Aboriginal
Director Credit
Peter Djigirr Director
Rolf de Heer Director
Writer Credit
Rolf de Heer Writer
Cast Credit
Billy Black Canoeist/Warrior
Bobby Bunungurr Canoeist/Uncle
Cassandra Malangarri Baker Munandjarra
Crusoe Kurddal Ridjimiraril
David Gulpilil The Storyteller
Frances Djulibing Nowalingu
Jamie Gulpilil Dayindi/Yeeralparil
Johnny Buniyira Canoeist/Warrior
Michael Dawu Canoeist/The Stranger
Peter Djigirr Canoeist/The Victim/Warrior
Peter Minygululu Minygululu
Philip Gudthaykudthay The Sorcerer
Richard Birrinbirrin Birrinbirrin
Sonia Djarrabalminym Banalandju
Steven Wilinydjanu Maliburr Canoeist/Warrior
Producer Credit
Belinda Scott Associate Producer
Bryce Menzies Executive Producer
Domenico Procacci Executive Producer
Julie Ryan Producer
Nils Erik Nielsen Associate Producer
Richard Birrinbirrin Associate Producer
Rolf de Heer Producer
Sue Murray Executive Producer
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