Charlie's Country

Synopsis: Blackfella Charlie is out of sorts. The intervention is making life more difficult on his remote community, what with the proper policing of whitefella laws now. So Charlie takes off, to live the old way, but in so doing sets off a chain of events in his life that has him return to his community chastened, and somewhat the wiser.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Rolf de Heer
Production: Monument Releasing
  12 wins & 16 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
108 min

Why don't you

answer your phone?

Got no recharge left.

We need you

to teach the kids... to dance...


The kids go to school now.

They don't care anymore.

We need to teach them...

...the traditional ways.

Get Bobby to teach them.

He can do it.

He knows how to lead them.


Oh shit.


Hey Charlie.

Charlie, how are you?

Um, some white guys

in town,

we think they might

be trouble.

Selling the ol' ganja.

Heard you might be able

to track 'em for us.

Come on.

I'll owe you one.

Now, I don't really

like this postin' too much.

I mean, the people are nice

like good ol' Charlie here, it's just...'s isolated, it's remote.

Don't know.

I'm one for the big city,

you know PC?

- Yup.

- I like the high life.

Stop, stop, stop.

Stop, stop.

Get out.

That drive there

means stop.

And here,

came back here,

and then he went this way.

Yesterday 10 o'clock.

Damn, you black fellas

are smart when you wanna be.



Hey, hey, come here.

Shh, down, down, down,

down, down, down.

Come, come.

Right there. It's...'s two cars

with a tent.

They're camping.

- Okay?

- Okay.

You'll be all right now?

I'm going back to town.


It's 15 kilometers away.

Shortcut through the bush.

See you later.

Anything to smoke?

The cops nearly caught me,

but those white fellas

got caught good and proper.

And I'd got this...

...but I hadn't

paid him yet either.

Serves him right,

always ripping us off.

Is this worth fifty dollars?

- No fucking way!

- It's big money.

And I didn't pay him!

Can you look

after him for a bit?

Stuff to do...

See you later.

See you.

He won't go anywhere.

You know I'm sick don't you?

My kidneys are no good.

Soon they'll stop working.


I know you're sick.

I know that.

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David Gulpilil

David Gulpilil Ridjimiraril Dalaithngu AM (born 1 July 1953), is an Australian traditional dancer and actor. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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