Walkabout • 1h 40m
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.
Up Next in Walkabout
The following commentary, recorded in 1996, features director Nicolas Roeg and actress Jenny Agutter.
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...