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Tracks (2013)

Drama, Biography, Adventure

Director: John Curran
Writers: Marion Nelson, Robyn Davidson
Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Lily Pearl, Philip Dodd, Fiona Press

"Leave everything behind"

The true story of Robyn Davidson, a woman who in 1977 undertook a 1700-mile trek across the Australian desert with only her dog and a couple of camels as company. The real Davidson wrote a best-selling book about her journey and it's what inspired the film. There were in the past a number of attempts to turn the novel into a movie, including a version starring Julia Roberts in the early nineties, but none of them fell through. In this version, young actress Mia Wasikowska (The Kids Are All Right, Alice in Wonderland) stars as the lead character and she does a pretty good job.

On her journey, Robyn meets some interesting people, including Mr. Eddy, an elderly Aboriginal who shares some important local wisdom with her, or Rick Smolan (Adam Driver), an ambitious National Geographic photographer who documents her trip.

In case you liked Into the Wild or Wild, which are both built on the same premise, you'll definitely enjoy this one.

Plot summary from IMDb: A young woman goes on a 1,700-mile trek across the deserts of West Australia with four camels and her faithful dog.

Awards: 2 wins & 11 nominations.
Runtime: 112 min



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