Where the Green Ants Dream

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A surveying team led by Australian geologist Lance Hackett (Bruce Spence) is setting off subterranean explosions deep in the outback, searching for possible uranium mining sites. Hackett's work is interrupted by Aborigines Miliritbi (Wandjuk Marika) and Dayipu (Roy Marika), who claim that green ants dream underneath this land, and, if the insects' slumbers are interrupted, the world will come to an end. The dispute between the two sides becomes both a court case and a philosophical debate.

Cast & Crew

Bruce Spence
Lance Hackett
Norman Kaye
Baldwin Ferguson
Basil Clarke
Judge Blackburn
Ray Marshall
Solicitor General Coulthard
Werner Herzog
Screenwriter
Bob Ellis
Screenwriter
Samantha Krishna Naidu
Executive Producer
Willi Segler
Executive Producer
Wandjuk Marika
Original Music
Jörg Schmidt-Reitwein
Cinematographer
Beate Mainka-Jellinghaus
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Critic Reviews for Where the Green Ants Dream (Wo die Grünen Ameisen Träumen)

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  • Werner Herzog believes in the voodoo of locations, in the possibility that if he shoots a movie in the right place and at the right time, the reality of the location itself will seep into the film and make it more real.

    October 23, 2004 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • As a conventional narrative, it's extremely simple and fairly slapdash, but it's never simple-minded, being too full of moments of inspired craziness and wisdom.

    August 30, 2004 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Made in Australia, this effort is a slight, by-the-numbers rehash of Herzog's increasingly offensive noble savage theme.

    January 1, 2000 | Full Review…
  • The director's eye shifts from the indigenous totem poles being celebrated to the less waxen eccentrics swarming in the sidelines

    September 25, 2009 | Full Review…
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    July 7, 2005 | Rating: 4/5

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