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Release Date: July 01, 1971

Year    :   1971
Slogan    :   «A boy and girl face the challenge of the world's last frontier.»
Genres    :   Adventure, Drama
Production Companies    :   Si Litvinoff Film Production, Max L. Raab Productions
Director    :   Nicolas Roeg
Producers    :   Si Litvinoff, Max L. Raab, Anthony J. Hope, Grahame Jennings, Irving Zeiger
Writers    :   Nicolas Roeg, Edward Bond, James Vance Marshall
RunTime    :   95 mins.

Under the pretense of having a picnic, a geologist takes his teenage daughter and 6-year-old son into the Australian outback and attempts to shoot them. When he fails, he turns the gun on himself, and the two city-bred children must contend with harsh wilderness alone. They are saved by a chance encounter with an Aboriginal boy who shows them how to survive, and in the process underscores the disharmony between nature and modern life.

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