If your father ever tries to take you and sister on a picnic in the outback, say no. For one thing, it’s full of snakes. And for another, he might shoot himself, leaving you to fend for yourself with only the help of a passing Aboriginal boy. That’s the plot for Walkabout, a moving tale with a bleak message about human kindness and cultural mistranslation. And wombats, obviously.
There's some debate about whether this is a full-fledged Australian film (given its British director and cast) but since it launched the career of Indigenous Australian actor David Gulpilil, we'll give it a pass.