Ten Canoes

  |  Book Tickets: 27/09/2013
  |  Buy to Own: 24/09/2007
  |  Watch Now: 26/11/2009
  |  91 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC


An ethnographic shaggy-dog story set and filmed in Australian swamp. Centred around an expedition by canoe to gather goose eggs, the film unfolds as village elder Minygululu (Peter Minygululu) discovers that his youngest wife is much desired by his callow younger brother Dayindi (Jamie Gulpilil). As the expedition proceeds, Minygululu gradually relates a cautionary fable about Ridjimiraril (Crusoe Kurddal) - a proud warrior who like the narrator (David Gulpilil) has three wives and an envious younger brother (also played by Jamie Gulpilil) and whose life is thrown into turmoil when one of his wives disappears mysteriously after a stranger appears in the area.

Contains one scene of bloody violence
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