• Search Keywords

  • Year

  • Production Status

  • Genre

  • Co-production

  • SA Supported

  • Indigenous creative

  • Length

  • Technique


The Screen Guide

It is the distant past, tribal times. Dayindi (played by Jamie Gulpilil, son of the great David Gulpilil) covets one of the wives of his older brother. To teach him the proper way, he is told a story from the mythical past, a story of wrong love, kidnapping, sorcery, bungling mayhem and revenge gone wrong. In English storytelling (by David Gulpilil) and subtitled Ganalbingu language, this is a film unlike any you have ever seen.


Powered by

Viewing Options

Choose a viewing option below

Cast & Crew & Production Details

Rolf de Heer
Rolf de Heer
Rolf de Heer  Julie Ryan
Executive Producers
Bryce Menzies  Sue Murray  Domenico Procacci
Dir. of Photography:
Ian Jones ACS
Tania Nehme
Production Designer:
Beverley Freeman
Crusoe Kurddal - Jamie Gulpilil - Richard Birrinbirrin - Peter Mingylulu - Frances Djulibing
Production Completion Date
Action adventure, Comedy
Production Company
Fandango Australia Pty Ltd  Vertigo Productions Pty Ltd
Australian Sales
Palace Films
International Sales
Wild Bunch
Theatrical release
2006/06/01 (Italy)
2006/06/29 (Australia)
TV release
2008/01/26 (Australia)
Online release
2005/01/01 (Australia)
Video release
2007/01/10 (Australia)

Selected Awards & Festivals

Screen News

Hugo Weaving's top Australian films

We asked Jasper Jones actors Hugo Weaving and Aaron McGrath to name their top Australian films – here’s what they answered when put on the spot.

23 Feb 2017
By Caris Bizzaca
Order! Order! 9 Aussie courtrooms on screen