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.
Tagline: A boy and girl face the challenge of the world’s last frontier.
Cast: Barry Donnelly, Carlo Manchini, David Gulpilil, Hilary Bamberger, Jenny Agutter, John Illingsworth, John Meillon, Luc Roeg, Noeline Brown, Peter Carver, Robert McDarra
Director: Annabel Davis-Goff, Kevin Kavanagh, Nicolas Roeg
Country: Australia, United Kingdom