Ten Canoes

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Ten Canoes

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Ten Canoes

Release Date: June 29, 2006

Year    :   2006
Slogan    :   «Ten canoes, three wives, one hundred and fifty spears...trouble»
Genres    :   Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Production Companies    :   Fandango, Vertigo Productions, SBS Independent, Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund
Director    :   Rolf de Heer, Peter Djigirr
Producers    :   Domenico Procacci, Bryce Menzies, Rolf de Heer, Sue Murray, Nils Erik Nielsen, Julie Ryan, Richard Birrinbirrin, Belinda Scott
Writers    :   Rolf de Heer
RunTime    :   90 mins.
Budget    :   2000000
Revenue    :   300000

A story within a story within a story. In Australia's Northern Territory, an Aboriginal narrator tells a story about his ancestors on a goose hunt. A youngster on the hunt is being tempted to adultery with his elder brother's wife, so an elder tells him a story from the mythical past about how evil can slip in and cause havoc unless prevented by virtue according to customary tribal law.

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