Toward the end of Walkabout, the 1971 British film shot in Australia by director

  1. cindybarrymore profile image61
    cindybarrymoreposted 7 years ago

    Toward the end of Walkabout, the 1971 British film shot in Australia by director Nicolas Roeg,...

    Can anyone speculate on why the Aboriginal boy (1) dances then (2) hangs himself?

  2. wychic profile image91
    wychicposted 7 years ago

    I'm not overly familiar with Australian aborigine customs, but to me the dancing looked very similar to the way many members of the plains tribes here in the US prepared for death...usually before they went into fights. I wasn't really clear on why he hanged himself though...maybe he felt he had to disappear along with the rest of his world, or he was no longer useful, or something. That whole movie was a bit odd to me.

 
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