The Tracker (2002)

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David Gulpilil is a man enlisted to track down an Aboriginal murderer in this chilling Australian Outback-set crime drama from Rolf de Heer (Ten Canoes).

Somewhere in Australia in the early 20th century outback, an Aboriginal man is accused of murdering a white woman. Three white men are on a mission to capture him with the help of an experienced Indigenous man.



Winner of the SIGNIS Award - Honorable Mention (de Heer), 2002 Venice Film Festival

Directed by

  • Rolf de Heer('Ten Canoes', 'Alexandra's Project', 'Bad Boy Bubby')

Written by

Drama, Western, Historical, Festival & Independent



Chicago Sun-Times (Roger Ebert)


The Tracker is one of those rare films that deserves to be called haunting.

Los Angeles Times


A high-minded film that at times verges on didacticism, The Tracker is redeemed by its adherence to a simple yet distinctive approach to storytelling and its uniformly strong acting.

New York Times


A stark moral fable told in the language of the sort of western that Hollywood has stopped making, this Australian film could be viewed as a companion piece to Rabbit-Proof Fence.

TV Guide (US)


The film's bleakly inevitable ending packs a wallop and its hauntingly desolate images linger long after the story is told.