Walkabout

Walkabout

Directed by Nicolas Roeg • 1971 • Australia
Starring Jenny Agutter, Lucien John, David Gulpilil

A young sister and brother are abandoned in the harsh Australian outback and must learn to cope in the natural world, without their usual comforts, in this hypnotic masterpiece from Nicolas Roeg. Along the way, they meet a young aborigine on his “walkabout,” a rite of passage in which adolescent boys are initiated into manhood by journeying into the wilderness alone. WALKABOUT is a thrilling adventure as well as a provocative rumination on time and civilization.

Walkabout
  • Walkabout

    Directed by Nicolas Roeg • 1971 • Australia
    Starring Jenny Agutter, Lucien John, David Gulpilil

    A young sister and brother are abandoned in the harsh Australian outback and must learn to cope in the natural world, without their usual comforts, in this hypnotic masterpiece from Nicolas Roeg. Alon...

Extras

  • Jenny Agutter on WALKABOUT

    The following interview with actor Jenny Agutter was conducted in 2008 for Potemkine Productions in France. In it, she discusses how she came to be cast in WALKABOUT and what it was like to work with director Nicolas Roeg and actor David Gulpilil.

  • Luc Roeg on WALKABOUT

    Director Nicolas Roeg’s son Luc played the young boy in WALKABOUT (he is credited as Lucien John). Luc Roeg is now a London-based film producer whose credits include LET HIM HAVE IT, SPIDER, and Nicolas Roeg’s TWO DEATHS. In this video interview, recorded in 2010 in London, he discusses the shoot...

  • David Gulpilil—One Red Blood

    This 2002 documentary by Darlene Johnson looks at the extraordinary life of WALKABOUT actor David Gulpilil, who has continued his acting career while remaining strongly rooted in his aboriginal community.