A Sydney lawyer (Richard Chamberlain) is drawn to an Aborigine tribal murder of which he gets no assistance, not only from his colleagues but also from the tight-lipped men he is defending. Meanwhile, apocalyptic visions draw him closer and closer to the ancient people. Early Peter Weir effort is eerie and completely unique but perhaps too cryptic and underplotted. Chamberlain is effective and entirely believable in his feverish performance.
*** out of ****