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Ten CanoesThe time is simultaneously the distant tribal past and an even older age of myths, too, in Ten Canoes, a boldly inventive experiment in...Ten CanoesComedy, Drama, Foreign LanguagePT92MUnratedThe time is simultaneously the distant tribal past and an even older age of myths, too, in Ten Canoes, a boldly inventive experiment in...2007-06-06Palm Pictures
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Ten Canoes

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Foreign Language; Starring: Jamie Gulpilil, Crusoe Kurddal; Director: Rolf De Heer; Author: Rolf De Heer; Release Date Limited: 06/01/2007; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): 92; MPAA Rating: Unrated; Distributor: Palm Pictures

The time is simultaneously the distant tribal past and an even older age of myths, too, in Ten Canoes, a boldly inventive experiment in cross-cultural filmmaking from director Rolf de Heer. His actors are Yolngu people in Australia, who play their own ancestors during a season of canoe building, goose-egg hunting, and storytelling. The movie — the first entirely in Australian Aboriginal languages — is a marvel of warm collaboration and shared jokes about husbands and wives, shot both in dreamscape color and pristine black and white. A

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