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Via Satellite

 

New Zealand 1998, 90 minutes
Dir. Anthony McCarten
Rating: [M]
Genres: Comedy

 

Aroview: Surprise hit on its cinema release, Anthony McCarten's (writer of hit stageplay "Ladies Night") small-scale comedy contrasts the kitsch awfulness of its suburban setting with a soul-searching turn from Danielle Cormack.

In crisis over her twin-sister's imminent Olympic Game's attempt, she provides a thread of pathos that enlivens the dead-on (if overfamiliar) satire of Kiwi mores. Standout comic turns fromTim Balme and Rima Te Wiata also leave one unresentful of the sometimes rickety plotting.

NZ International Film Festival 1998

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DVD Features

  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • aspect ratio: 4:3
 

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