Tracks

Synopsis: A young woman goes on a 1,700-mile trek across the deserts of West Australia with four camels and her faithful dog.
Director(s): John Curran
Production: The Weinstein Company
  2 wins & 18 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.2
Metacritic:
78
Rotten Tomatoes:
83%
PG-13
Year:
2013
112 min
$1,321,462
Website
216 Views


1

(ETHEREAL INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC)

(METALLIC BANGING, CLANKING)

(BRAKES HISSING)

TRAIN GUARD:

Alice Springs, last stop.

(DOOR OPENS AND CLOSES)

ROBYN:
'Dear Sir, I am planning to

walk across the Australian desert,

from Alice Springs to the Indian

Ocean... a distance of 2,000 miles.'

(HORN BEEPS, ROCK MUSIC BLARES)

(MEN WHOOP AND LAUGH)

'The trip will take

six-to-seven months.'

Dickheads.

'I arrived in Alice

Springs over a year ago.

There are herds of feral camels roaming

freely throughout Central Australia

and my idea was to capture a few

and train them to carry my gear.'

Diggity, stay.

'The trip wasn't conceived

as an adventure,

in the sense of something

to be proved or conquered.

And when people ask me why I'm doing

it, my usual answer is "why not?".'

I was wondering if

you had any work.

- What kind of work?

- Behind the bar, anything.

Ask the missus. She's out the back.

Got a place to stay?

I was planning on

camping somewhere.

Got a tent?

No.

One meal per shift is provided,

rent's deducted from first week's

pay, the loo's down the hall.

Great. Thanks.

I have a dog.

'I'd always been drawn to

the purity of the desert,

its hot wind and

wide, open spaces.'

Alone?

Yeah, well, I'll need to train

some camels to carry my gear

and... then there's

Diggity, of course.

You go right ahead, love.

Go right ahead.

'But mainly I was bored

of life in the city,

with its repetitions,

my half-finished,

half-hearted attempts at jobs

and various studies.'

(WOMAN SPEAKS IN

INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE)

'And I was sick of carrying around

the self-indulgent negativity

that was so much the malaise

of my generation, my

sex and my class.'

- Come on!

- (WOMAN SHOUTS)

'The decision to act was in itself

the beginning of the journey.

I believe when you've been

stuck too long in one spot,

it's best to throw a grenade

where you're standing, and jump...

and pray.'

Hey. We are closed today.

Your plan is ridiculous.

My father crossed the

Kalahari in 1935...

that wasn't so ridiculous.

Nothing's in the blood.

I'm a hard worker.

You can work for me for

eight months... for free.

I'll show you how to train them.

After that, I give you...

two wild camels.

And that will be that.

So... do we sign a contract?

I'm good to my word.

You can stay here.

I'll clean out one of the sheds.

That's OK, I'll find my

own place. Thanks.

(HAMMERING)

Misch-Misch, Khartoum,

Ali, Fahani and Aba.

(CAMEL GRUNTS)

And these are my new

wild bulls... Dookie and Bub.

(GRUNTS)

What's wrong with him?

Nothing's wrong with him.

He's in rut. He's a bull.

Those other males are bullocks.

These are still bulls.

(BRAYS)

Die haben eier.

In rut season, they become

extremely aggressive.

Very dangerous.

He doesn't look very dangerous.

He's young. He will learn.

(CAMEL BELLOWS)

- Hey, Dookie.

- (DOOKIE BELLOWS)

Hey, Dookie. Hello.

(BELLOWS)

Hey.

- (CLICKS TONGUE)

- (GRUNTS)

(CLICKS TONGUE) Come on.

(BELLOWS)

So you want to play

with the camels?

Always watch the animal.

Watch how he thinks.

(GRUNTS)

(GROWLS)

- (SWITCH CRACKS)

- Let him know who's boss.

Come on. Try it again.

(CAMEL BRAYS)

- Careful.

- (BRAYS)

(GROWLS)

(LAUGHS)

Hurry up. We open soon.

Are you finished?

Yep.

What's that?

Sorry.

Take off those shoes.

You must toughen the feet.

There are two species of camel.

Neither is native to Australia.

Some of the first camels

brought into the country

were for the Burke and Wills

expedition in 1860...

Louder. More effort!

Today there are over 50,000

feral camels across Australia.

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