I recently watched Walkabout and while I really liked the movie, its beginning left me quite confused. Why does the father lose his mind and attempt to kill his kids and finally kill himself?
The whole movie is about a walkabout. But not the walkabout of the Aborigine; the walkabout of the lost girl and her brother. Their whole adventure is used as a way to criticise our society but what does the father's breakdown mean? Is it just a way of showing how our society can drive us crazy? Is there something else to say about it?