The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith
The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978)

Based on a novel by Thomas Keneally, which was in turn inspired by actual events, this drama is a shocking indictment of the racism inflicted on the indigenous people of Australia. Jimmie (Tommy Lewis) is a half-white, half-aborigine young… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: June 21, 1978
DVD Release Date: November 18, 2008
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Rob Gonsalves

The movie is gorgeous pure filmmaking even when we wince at the violence - and we do, because Schepisi doesn't present it as cathartic or exciting.

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

A powerful and confronting story: one of the most significant films of the 1970s film renaissance in Australia

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A powerful unsettling film about racism in Australia in 1900.

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Phil Hall
Film Threat

One of the greatest films to come from Australia.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Schepisi directs with an immediate energy and crisp cutting that reminded me of films like The Harder They Come (1972).

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Stephen M
I've only seen this movie once, getting on for 25 years ago, late one night on BBC2, back when dedicated movie channels were in their infancy and the BBC… More