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Rolf de Heer

The Tracker

90' - 2002 - Western, Drama - Dialogue: Aboriginal, English
Director: Rolf de Heer Composer: Graham Tardif With: David Gulpilil, Gary Sweet, Damon Gameau, Grant Page
Three mounted policemen are led by an Aboriginal Tracker as they hunt a fugitive across the Australian outback in 1922. In charge is the Fanatic, cold, ruthless and calculating. Then there is the Follower, a greenhorn, new to the outback and the Veteran, a thinker rather than a doer. But the real leader, whether the others know it or not, is the Tracker, a mysterious figure who clearly isn’t who he seems. They are half a day behind the Fugitive, a black man accused of murder. The whites sense a hostile black behind every tree. When they surprise a small group of bush blacks, the subsequent interrogation session turns into a small massacre. From that point the expedition falls into increasing disarray. The packhorse is speared, out of nowhere. Suspicion falls on the Tracker, who is chained for his impertinence. Then the Veteran is speared. His wounds slow the party’s progress, and that night the Fanatic, thinking he is unobserved, kills him. The pressure mounts …

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Credits

Director

Rolf de Heer

Composer

Graham Tardif

With

David Gulpilil, Gary Sweet, Damon Gameau, Grant Page

Scenario

Rolf de Heer

Director of Photography

Ian Jones

Editor

Tania Nehme

More information

Dialogue

Aboriginal, English

Countries of production

Australia

Year

2002

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