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"A boy and girl face the challenge of the world's last frontier."

The film entitled Walkabout is all about a young girl in her teens. The young girl leaves home alongside her brother known as Luc and their father to go for a picnic. The two get lost in the wilderness after their father’s mood changes and he gets frenzied. Their father drives the car all the way during his normal mode towards their destination but all of a sudden he starts acting weird. He starts shooting towards his children as if he wants them dead. They run out of the car into a nearby bush while hiding behind massive rocks so he would not see them.

When he sees that he cannot find them anywhere he burns his own car and shoots himself. Luc does not see know what happened to their father but his sister on seeing everything decides not to tell him that their father had killed himself.

They both leave the area and head towards the desert. The next day they both get very weak especially Luc who is not even able to walk. The two discover a very small pond in which they swim, bathe had some rest next to it. They come across a young man who is a native of the area. Although they cannot understand what he says they tell him they are very thirsty and he takes them through a small training and teaches them how to withdraw water from the oasis.

The three friends spend the next few days traveling and with the help of their native friend they are able to eat food hunted by him.

A team of researchers come to the desert to carry out a few findings. One of the team members lost his baloon and the three wanderers find it and take the baloon to him.

Luc and his brother have an interesting time with the aborigine. They go through challenges and experiences together and always support each other.

At the end, The aborigine commits suicide and dies. Luc tells his sister who is devastated.

R
| 1971 | 1 hr 40 min | 7.7/10
Cast
Jenny Agutter, Luc Roeg, David Gulpilil, John Meillon
Studio
20th Century Fox
Director
Nicolas Roeg
Language
English
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WALKABOUT Trailer (1971) - The Criterion Collection|3:24
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