Oh, for some modern makeup!
A coming-of-age tale set in a Maori village in New Zealand. The village chief's wife dies in childbirth, leaving a live daughter and dead son. Distraught, dad leaves for Europe, leaving his baby daughter in the care of her grandparents. A decade later, grandpa decides he needs a replacement chief, since his son is not coming back, and starts teaching the young men in the village the ''old ways''. His granddaughter wants to learn too, but she is a girl... eventually, nature takes a hand and opens everyone's eyes. The movie has been a favourite at film festivals.|
105 minutes, Parental Guidance
Drama, On the Art Circuit
Where's it showing?
Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton, Cliff Curtis, Grant Roa
|Screenplay||Niki Caro, from the novel by Witi Ihimaera|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital|
|Produced by||A the Works Ltd., ApolloMedia, New Zealand Film Commission, New Zealand On Air, Pandora Filmproduktion GmbH, South Pacific Pictures|
|What the Critics say|
|Cape ArgusEugene Lee||15|
|The StarDiane de Beer||16|
|Die BurgerLaetitia Pople||15|
|Sunday TimesBarry Ronge||20|
|eye Weekly (Canada)Jason Anderson||13|
|Box Office (USA)Annlee Ellingson||15|
|ReelViews (USA)James Berardinelli||15|
|What the People say|
|Average .. 74%||15|
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