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Matariki

Drama 1h 32m 2010

AroView: A random act of violence affects eight Aucklanders in this melting-pot drama, set on the eve of the Maori New Year. Notable for excellent performances across and ensemble cast of veterans and non-professionals, with ace cinematographer Alun Bollinger and composer Don McGlashan also on board.

“An extremely well-made film.” ~HELEN MARTIN, ON FILM

Synopsis: Aleki, a master car thief who dreams of navigating by the stars, crosses paths with rebellious teenage girl Spit and faces his future. Rugby league star Tama saves the life of desperate Gunge - an act of heroism that brings tragedy to his own family. Rick, Tama’s brother, learns to stand up for himself and Megan, Tama’s wife, comes to accept the love that surrounds her; while Lisa, pregnant and wishing on angels, finds a real angel in Tyrone, a big-hearted man who sells Matariki icons in the weekend markets.

Director

Michael Bennett

Language

English

Country

New Zealand

Studio

Filmwork

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