|Directed by||Rolf de Heer|
Rolf de Heer|
|Written by||Marc Rosenberg|
|Edited by||Suresh Ayyar|
|31 January 1992|
Dingo is a 1991 Australian film directed by Rolf de Heer and written by Marc Rosenberg. They had previously worked together on Incident at Raven's Gate. The story traces the pilgrimage of John Anderson (played by Colin Friels), an average guy with a passion for jazz, from his home in outback Western Australia to the jazz clubs of Paris, to meet his idol, jazz trumpeter Billy Cross (played by legendary trumpeter Miles Davis). In the film's opening sequence, Davis and his band unexpectedly land on a remote airstrip in the Australian outback and proceed to perform for the stunned locals. The performance was one of Davis's last on film.
- Colin Friels - John Anderson
- Miles Davis - Billy Cross
- Helen Buday - Jane Anderson
- Joe Petruzzi - Peter
- Brigitte Catillon - Beatrice Boulain
- Bernard Fresson - Jacques Boulain
- Bernadette Lafont - Angie Cross
Christian Faure was the assistant director of the movie.
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Dingo grossed $132,500 at the box office in Australia.
According to Ozmovies:
Despite the presence of Miles Davis, the film also didn’t travel well internationally and struggled for attention, though his presence also has ensured the film’s ongoing status as a cult item, offsetting the unfulfilled award, critical and commercial hopes...
... the film was at the time criticised for being an unrealistic and unlikely romantic fairy tale, but jazz enthusiasts defensively rushed to dig out stories of Australia’s best jazz saxophonist, Bernie McGann, who, while working as a postman, went out into the bush to practise.
Dingo was released on DVD by Umbrella Entertainment in July 2005. The DVD is compatible with all region codes and includes special features such as a new 5.1 channel soundtrack, trailers, and an image gallery.
- Raymond Young, "Dingo", Australian Film 1978-1992, Oxford Uni Press, 1993 p337
- 'Dingo' at Ozmovies, accessed 26 October 2017.
- Film Victoria - Australian Films at the Australian Box Office
- 'Dingo' at Ozmovies, accessed 26th October 2017.
- "Umbrella Entertainment". Retrieved 6 May 2013.
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