Charlie was born in the bush and in Charlies Country actor David Gulpilil is the complete hunter. He is a fluid part of the land, the ferns and trees. He is more than in his country. His lithe body, fluid grace and shining presence hypnotise in every scene. He is the country. A living First Australian.
Director Rolf de Heers third collaboration with Gulpilil is a masterpiece in a trilogy which includes The Tracker and Ten Canoes.
David Gulpilil is a great actor with a diverse presence in films like Walkabout, Storm Boy, Crocodile Dundee, Rabbit Proof fence and Australia.
The film grabs Australias comfortable Interventionist White is right attitude and shakes the BS out of it.
The thoughtful silence in the theatre as the credits rolled from the big audience who shared the film with GoSeeAustralia was a trumpet call testimony to the gut-wrenching impact of the messages delivered by Rolf de Heer and David Gulpilil who share the writers credits.
This film is exceptional. Charlies Country opens in Australian cinemas now. This film is a must see.