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 Aborigine boy who shows them how to survive, and in the process underscores the disharmony between nature and modern life.
|Production Countries||:||Australia, United Kingdom,|
|Production Co.||:||Si Litvinoff Film Production Max L. Raab Productions|
|Casts||:||Jenny Agutter, Luc Roeg, David Gulpilil, John Meillon, Robert McDarra, Peter Carver, John Illingsworth, Hilary Bamberger, Barry Donnelly, Noeline Brown, Carlo Manchini,|
|Plot Keywords||:||suicide, sibling relationship, hunter, based on novel, picnic, wilderness, camel, australia, tribe, independent film, survival, coming of age, teenage girl, death, cult film, outback, geologist, flashback, rites of passage, australian aborigine,|