Under the pretense of having a picnic, a geologist takes his teenage daughter and 6-year-old son into the Australian outback and attempts to shoot them. When he fails, he turns the gun on himself, and the two city-bred children must contend with harsh wilderness alone. They are saved by a chance encounter with an Aborigine boy who shows them how to survive, and in the process underscores the disharmony between nature and modern life.

Directing:
  • Nicolas Roeg

Writing:
  • Edward Bond
  • James Vance Marshall

Stars:
Release Date: 1971-07-01
themoviedb icon 7.3/10
  • Country: AU, GB
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 95