“You’re going to report to me weekly,” says a parole officer (Bojana Novakovic) to Charlie (David Gulpilil). He’s about to be released from a stint in a Darwin prison in Rolf de Heer’s new film, Charlie’s Country (in national release). “You’re going to show up on time. And another condition is that you’ll be banned from buying alcohol.”
“I’m giving up drinking anyway,” beams Charlie.
“That’s good,” says the parole officer. “And you won’t be allowed to associate with known drinkers.”
“Everyone in this country are known drinkers!” laughs Charlie.