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What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? (1999) Recommended
Dir. Ian Mune
Feat. Temuera Morrison, Nancy Brunning
Alan Duff–scripted sequel to his novel ONCE WERE WARRIORS is as good a sequel as one could reasonably expect. Story continues some years on…
When Love ComesWhen Love Comes (1999)
Dir. Garth Maxwell
Feat. Rena Owen, Simon Prast, Nancy Brunning
Earnest tableaux of straight, gay, lesbian and platonic relationships underscored by a music motif and sombre themes of compromise and loss.…
Crooked EarthCrooked Earth (2001)
Dir. Sam Pillsbury
Feat. Temuera Morrison, Lawrence Makoare, Nancy Brunning
Vivid action–melodrama uses the dispossession of East Coast Maori to prime its tale of tribal succession, with SAS soldier Temuera Morrison…
Strength of Water, TheStrength of Water, The (2009)
Dir. Armagan Ballantyne
Feat. Hato Paparoa, Melanie Mayall-Nahi, Jim Moriarty
Ten–year–old twins are separated by tragedy in this evocative, gracefully shot debut for dir. Ballantyne, set in a Maori community on the…
White LiesWhite Lies (2013)
Dir. Dana Rotberg
Feat. Whirimako Black, Rachel House, Antonia Prebble
Witi Ihimaera's novella 'Medicine Woman' forms the basis of this rich period drama about a Maori healer who is approached by a wealthy woman to help…
MahanaMahana (2016) Recommended
Dir. Lee Tamahori
Feat. Temuera Morrison, Nancy Brunning, Akuhata Keefe
Lee Tamahori and Temuera Morrison re–team for this evocative adaptation of Witi Ihimaera's saga of warring families in 1960's New…
ReunionReunion (2020)
Dir. Jake Mahaffy
Feat. Julia Ormond, Emma Draper, John Bach
Beautifully–lensed NZ horror shot in a grand old mansion in Lower Hutt, following an academic studying black magic (Emma Draper, DAFFODILS) who…

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