In a rest home for elderly people, a daughter reads her mother’s diary. Read More »
Tag Archives: New Zealand
Blackeyes is an attempt to explore “what does go on between men and women in their heads, to show the possibilities of the ways that they see each other.” Read More »
Smash Palace (1981) Roger Donaldson, Bruno Lawrence, Anna Maria Monticelli, Greer Robson-Kirk, Drama
Al Shaw’s life revolves around motor racing and his back country junkyard, the “Smash Palace”. His French wife, Jacqui, doesn’t appreciate the lack of attention due to Al’s obsession with cars. Read More »
In My Father’s Den (2004) Brad McGann, Matthew Macfadyen, Miranda Otto, Emily Barclay, Mystery, Drama, Thriller
Paul, a prize-winning war journalist, returns to his remote New Zealand hometown due to the death of his father, battle-scarred and world-weary. Read More »
In New Zealand in the 1860s the native Maori people fought the British colonials to keep the land guaranteed to them by treaty. Read More »
Blutige Schreie / Strange Behavior (1981) Michael Laughlin, Michael Murphy, Louise Fletcher, Dan Shor, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Widowed John Brady is the Chief of Police in small town Galesburg, Illinois, where he has lived most of his life. Read More »
The Bounty (1984) Roger Donaldson, Mel Gibson, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier, Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Captain Bligh (Anthony Hopkins) struggles to restore discipline among the crew of the HMS Bounty after the ship has an extended furlough in Tahiti. Read More »
A struggling architect, being sued for divorce by his wife and struggling with booze and gambling, finds work remodeling a friend’s strip club, the Paradise. Read More »
Vincent Ward (director of What Dreams May Come, River Queen, The Navigator) tells the genre-defying, deeply personal Read More »
O le tulafale / The Orator (2011) Tusi Tamasese, Fa’afiaula Sanote, Tausili Pushparaj, Salamasina Mataia, Drama
Saili, an unassuming villager & taro farmer, lives happily with his beautiful wife Vaaiga and her teenage daughter Litia. Read More »
Goodbye Pork Pie (1981) Geoff Murphy, Tony Barry, Kelly Johnson, Claire Oberman, Action, Adventure, Comedy
Local goon, Gerry, hires a yellow mini in Kaitaia using a stolen license. John’s wife has just left him and moved to Invercargill. He is devastated and needs to talk to her. He has no transport and needs a ride. Together with the little mini that Gerry names “Pork Pie”, they hit the road to travel the length of the country. Their high speed exploits earn them the name “the Blondini gang”. The police, however take a dim view of this and make it their mission in life to stop the Blondini boys from reaching their destination.
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Toss lives on a sheep farm with her father in New Zealand. When Toss’s father dies in an accident, Ethan, an itinerant hunter, wanders onto the family farm and is given a job by her grandfather. Toss’s fairly innocent relationship with Ethan is severed when he forms a relationship with her mother.
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Braindead (1992) Peter Jackson, Timothy Balme, Diana Peñalver, Elizabeth Moody, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Lionel, a Mama’s boy has the unwanted honor of having to look after his overbearingly evil mother. He ends up falling in love with a local woman who believes that they’re destined together. In a moment of intentional sabotage of one of their dates, his mother is bitten by a mysterious creature that ends up zombifying her. It’s only a matter of time before she rises from the dead a powerful, bloodthirsty zombie. It’s only a matter of time before she starts infecting residents of the town and Lionel has to stop her… and them.
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Hot Target (1985) Dennis C. Lewiston, Simone Griffeth, Steve Marachuk, Bryan Marshall, Crime, Thriller
Wife of successful NZ businessman is seduced by fellow American after “chance” meeting in park. However, Greg has more than love-making with the beautiful Christine in mind.
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On the east coast of New Zealand, the Whangara people believe their presence there dates back a thousand years or more to a single ancestor, Paikea, who escaped death when his canoe capsized by riding to shore on the back of a whale. From then on, Whangara chiefs, always the first-born, always male, have been considered Paikea’s direct descendants. Pai, an 11-year-old girl in a patriarchal New Zealand tribe, believes she is destined to be the new chief. But her grandfather Koro is bound by tradition to pick a male leader. Pai loves Koro more than anyone in the world, but she must fight him and a thousand years of tradition to fulfill her destiny.
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