One hundred and fifty spears, ten canoes, three wives...trouble.
Set centuries ago in tribal times, Ten Canoes is a surreal tragi-comedy. Dayindi (played by Jamie Gulpilil, son of the great David Gulpilil) covets one of the wives of his older brother. To teach him the proper way, he is told a story from the mythical past, a story of wrong love, kidnapping, sorcery, bungling mayhem and revenge gone wrong.
In English storytelling (by David Gulpilil) and subtitled Ganalbingu language of the remote Arafura Swamp region of north-eastern Arnhem Land, this is a film unlike any you have ever seen.
Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
Classification: M (Moderate violence, Naturalistic nudity)
Number of Discs: 2
Region: 4 (Australia & New Zealand)
Published: 24th January 2007
Running Time: 212.0 mins