108mins. Charlie's Country is a 2013 Australian drama film directed by Rolf de Heer.It was selected to compete in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival where David Gulpilil won the award for Best Actor. Displeased with the intervention of whitefella laws, Charlie takes off to live the old way and sets off a chain reaction of enlightening difficulties. Directed by Rolf de Heer. Darwin is the capital city of the Northern Territory and the setting for the urban scenes in Charlie’s Country. Underpinning Charlie’s Country is the impact of the Howard Government’s “intervention” in 2007. By Frank Hatherley 2013-10-22T13:04:00+01:00. Australia. With David Gulpilil, Peter Djigirr, Luke Ford, Lizzie Durrurrnga. A small city of about 150,000 people it is a gateway to southern Asia and has seen an influx of people seeking business and tourism opportunities. Dir: Rolf de Heer. 2013. Charlie’s Country.