Despite or because of his single line of dialogue, Gulpilil as the tracker Moodoo, is by far the most complex character in Phil Noyce’s politically important film, made at the height of Australia’s ‘history wars’, which brought world attention to the stolen generation. His tragedy, as an indentured servant, and sly subversiveness, are communicated by his face and body language alone.
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Screenplay by Christine Olsen
Book by Doris Pilkington
Associate Producer Laura Burrows
Executive Producer David Elfick, Kathleen McLaughlin, Jeremy Thomas
Producer Phillip Noyce, Christine Olsen, John Winter
Co-Executive Producer Emile Sherman, Jonathan Shteinman
Cast Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury, Laura Monaghan, David Gulpilil, Ningali Lawford, Myarn Lawford, Deborah Mailman, Jason Clarke, Kenneth Branagh, Natasha Wanganeen, Garry McDonald, Roy Billing, Lorna Lesley, Celine O'Leary, Kate Roberts, Tracy Monaghan, Tamara Flanagan, David Ngoombujarra, Anthony Hayes, Andrew S. Gilbert, Sheryl Carter, Heath Bergersen, Trevor Jamieson, Edwina Bishop, Kerilee Meuris, Andrew Martin, Ken Radley, Don Barker, Carmel Johnson, David Buchanan, Richard Carter, Fiona Gregory, Reggie Wanganeen, Glenys Sampi, Kizzy Flanagan, Antonia Sampi, Maurice Kelly, Janganpa Group, Elsie Thomas, Rosie Goodji, Jewess James, Daisy Craig Kadibill, Molly Craig
Produced by Rumbalara Films, The Australian Film Commission, Australian Film Finance Corporation, Lotteries Commission of Western Australia, Olsen Levy and Showtime Australia.