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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

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Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator. Along the way, a fellowship is formed to protect the ringbearer and make sure that the ring ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Elijah Wood  •  Ian McKellen  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Liv Tyler

Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator. Along the way, a fellowship is formed to protect the ringbearer and make sure that the ring ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Elijah Wood  •  Ian McKellen  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Liv Tyler

An Angel at My Table (1990)

Based on the autobiographical work of New Zealand writer Janet Frame, this production depicts the author at various stage of her life. Afflicted with mental and emotional issues, Frame grows up in an impoverished family and experiences numerous tragedies while ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jane Campion
CAST:  Kerry Fox  •  Alexia Keogh  •  Karen Fergusson  •  Iris Churn

Based on the autobiographical work of New Zealand writer Janet Frame, this production depicts the author at various stage of her life. Afflicted with mental and emotional issues, Frame grows up in an impoverished family and experiences numerous tragedies while ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jane Campion
CAST:  Kerry Fox  •  Alexia Keogh  •  Karen Fergusson  •  Iris Churn

The Last Tattoo (1994)

In 1943, U.S. marines are stationed near Wellington. One of them is murdered by the boss of the Hotel Workers Union, who is sitting pretty, exempt from military service and living it up on black market profits. Girls under the control of the union - of whom the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Reid
CAST:  Tony Goldwyn  •  Kerry Fox  •  Robert Loggia  •  Rod Steiger

In 1943, U.S. marines are stationed near Wellington. One of them is murdered by the boss of the Hotel Workers Union, who is sitting pretty, exempt from military service and living it up on black market profits. Girls under the control of the union - of whom the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Reid
CAST:  Tony Goldwyn  •  Kerry Fox  •  Robert Loggia  •  Rod Steiger

The Lost Tribe (1983)

Anthropologist Max Scarry mysteriously disappears while doing excavation/research of a lost New Zealand tribe on a remote island. His wife and his twin brother Edward are clueless as to what could have happened, a situation complicated by their city's police ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Laing
CAST:  John Bach  •  Darien Takle  •  Don Selwyn  •  Martyn Sanderson

Anthropologist Max Scarry mysteriously disappears while doing excavation/research of a lost New Zealand tribe on a remote island. His wife and his twin brother Edward are clueless as to what could have happened, a situation complicated by their city's police ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Laing
CAST:  John Bach  •  Darien Takle  •  Don Selwyn  •  Martyn Sanderson

Cow (2001)

Two old men with Confucian beards are adrift in the ocean, a placid Friesian cow in tow. A surreal study on how quickly a minor event can evolve into something far more extreme, the film features no dialogue; rather, a guitar duet that escalates to a duel.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bennett
CAST:  Ian Mune  •  Martyn Sanderson

Two old men with Confucian beards are adrift in the ocean, a placid Friesian cow in tow. A surreal study on how quickly a minor event can evolve into something far more extreme, the film features no dialogue; rather, a guitar duet that escalates to a duel.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bennett
CAST:  Ian Mune  •  Martyn Sanderson

Old Scores (1991)

Former Welsh rugby hero Bleddyn Morgan has his life in New Zealand interrupted by a deathbed confession that leads to a replay of a controversial 1966 All Blacks/Wales rugby match - with the original teams. The now old men pull on their jerseys one more time while ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Clayton
CAST:  Robert Pugh  •  Windsor Davies  •  Glyn Houston  •  Alison Bruce

Former Welsh rugby hero Bleddyn Morgan has his life in New Zealand interrupted by a deathbed confession that leads to a replay of a controversial 1966 All Blacks/Wales rugby match - with the original teams. The now old men pull on their jerseys one more time while ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Clayton
CAST:  Robert Pugh  •  Windsor Davies  •  Glyn Houston  •  Alison Bruce

The Scarecrow (1982)

The same night as a girl is slain in the woods, the teenagers Sam and Les are robbed of all of their hard earned hens. In the quest for their hens they cross the murderer's path.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Pillsbury
CAST:  Jono Smith  •  Mark Hadlow  •  Tracy Mann  •  Daniel McLaren

The same night as a girl is slain in the woods, the teenagers Sam and Les are robbed of all of their hard earned hens. In the quest for their hens they cross the murderer's path.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Pillsbury
CAST:  Jono Smith  •  Mark Hadlow  •  Tracy Mann  •  Daniel McLaren

Bad Blood (1982)

During World War 2, a farmer in New Zealand murders seven people. The police, along with local Maori trackers, hunt him in the bush country.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Jack Thompson  •  Carol Burns  •  Denis Lill  •  Donna Akersten

During World War 2, a farmer in New Zealand murders seven people. The police, along with local Maori trackers, hunt him in the bush country.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Jack Thompson  •  Carol Burns  •  Denis Lill  •  Donna Akersten

The Tale of Ruby Rose (1988)

The year is 1933. Ruby Rose (Melita Jurisic) is an Australian woman living with her Welsh immigrant husband Henry (Chris Haywood) in the Tasmanian highlands. Cut off from her superjudgmental family, for whom Henry had once worked as a humble farm hand, Ruby remains ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Scholes
CAST:  Melita Jurišić  •  Chris Haywood  •  Rod Zuanic  •  Martyn Sanderson

The year is 1933. Ruby Rose (Melita Jurisic) is an Australian woman living with her Welsh immigrant husband Henry (Chris Haywood) in the Tasmanian highlands. Cut off from her superjudgmental family, for whom Henry had once worked as a humble farm hand, Ruby remains ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Scholes
CAST:  Melita Jurišić  •  Chris Haywood  •  Rod Zuanic  •  Martyn Sanderson

Beyond Reasonable Doubt (1980)

A docu-drama covering one of the most famous cases in New Zealand history, the murder of Harvey and Jeanette Crewe in 1970.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Laing
CAST:  David Hemmings  •  John Hargreaves  •  Tony Barry  •  Martyn Sanderson

A docu-drama covering one of the most famous cases in New Zealand history, the murder of Harvey and Jeanette Crewe in 1970.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Laing
CAST:  David Hemmings  •  John Hargreaves  •  Tony Barry  •  Martyn Sanderson

Squeeze (1980)

Richard Turner made Squeeze to break the "conspiracy of silence" about homosexuality. A pioneering early portrait of Auckland's LGBT scene, Squeeze centres on the relationship between a young man (Paul Eady) and the confident executive (Robert Shannon) who romances ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Turner
CAST:  Donna Akersten  •  Paul Eady  •  Don Farr  •  Faye Flegg

Richard Turner made Squeeze to break the "conspiracy of silence" about homosexuality. A pioneering early portrait of Auckland's LGBT scene, Squeeze centres on the relationship between a young man (Paul Eady) and the confident executive (Robert Shannon) who romances ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Turner
CAST:  Donna Akersten  •  Paul Eady  •  Don Farr  •  Faye Flegg

Wild Horses (1984)

Amid the high country of the North Island interior, wild horse roam and breed. With the trees gone, Dan Mitchell and the Sullivan brothers, turn to the wild horses as a source of income. With rope and snare - and the help of an experienced horse catching team - Sam ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Derek Morton
CAST:  Keith Aberdein  •  John Bach  •  Kevin J. Wilson  •  Robyn Gibbes

Amid the high country of the North Island interior, wild horse roam and breed. With the trees gone, Dan Mitchell and the Sullivan brothers, turn to the wild horses as a source of income. With rope and snare - and the help of an experienced horse catching team - Sam ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Derek Morton
CAST:  Keith Aberdein  •  John Bach  •  Kevin J. Wilson  •  Robyn Gibbes

My First Suit (1985)

14-year old Steve is caught between creatures he does not fully understand: two parents with very different ideas about the suit he should wear to his first school dance. Meanwhile everywhere he seems to look, images of men are taking control of his imagination. In ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stewart Main
CAST:  Conrad Crawte  •  Heather Lindsay  •  Martyn Sanderson  •  Terry Bacon

14-year old Steve is caught between creatures he does not fully understand: two parents with very different ideas about the suit he should wear to his first school dance. Meanwhile everywhere he seems to look, images of men are taking control of his imagination. In ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stewart Main
CAST:  Conrad Crawte  •  Heather Lindsay  •  Martyn Sanderson  •  Terry Bacon

Sylvia (1986)

New Zealand chronicle of the life of noted writer and teacher, Sylvia Ashton-Warner. An interesting look at the unusual teaching methods she used while working with the children from the indigenous Maon.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Firth
CAST:  Eleanor David  •  Nigel Terry  •  Tom Wilkinson  •  Mary Regan

New Zealand chronicle of the life of noted writer and teacher, Sylvia Ashton-Warner. An interesting look at the unusual teaching methods she used while working with the children from the indigenous Maon.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Firth
CAST:  Eleanor David  •  Nigel Terry  •  Tom Wilkinson  •  Mary Regan

The Harp in the South (1987)

We first meet The Darcys, a poor, working class family of tough Irish stock through whose eyes we hear their story. A story that centres on the bittersweet first and last loves of Roie, who becomes a woman too quickly living among the tenement houses, razor gangs, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Whaley
CAST:  Anne Phelan  •  Anna Hruby  •  Kaarin Fairfax  •  Gwen Plumb

We first meet The Darcys, a poor, working class family of tough Irish stock through whose eyes we hear their story. A story that centres on the bittersweet first and last loves of Roie, who becomes a woman too quickly living among the tenement houses, razor gangs, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Whaley
CAST:  Anne Phelan  •  Anna Hruby  •  Kaarin Fairfax  •  Gwen Plumb

Poor Man's Orange (1987)

Like its predecessor The Harp In The South, Poor Man's Orange was also adapted for Australian television by the Ten Network in 1987. It continues the story of the Darcy family, living in the Surry Hills area of Sydney. Originally a novel by New Zealand-born ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Whaley
CAST:  Anne Phelan  •  Martyn Sanderson  •  Anna Hruby  •  Kaarin Fairfax

Like its predecessor The Harp In The South, Poor Man's Orange was also adapted for Australian television by the Ten Network in 1987. It continues the story of the Darcy family, living in the Surry Hills area of Sydney. Originally a novel by New Zealand-born ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Whaley
CAST:  Anne Phelan  •  Martyn Sanderson  •  Anna Hruby  •  Kaarin Fairfax

Never Say Die (1988)

Investigative journalist Alf Winters (Morrison), meets his American girlfriend, Melissa Jones (Eilbacher), at Auckland airport. As they park outside Alf's house, it explodes. It is soon apparent that persons unknown want them dead, but the police are either ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Geoff Murphy
CAST:  Lisa Eilbacher  •  Temuera Morrison  •  Tony Barry  •  George Wendt

Investigative journalist Alf Winters (Morrison), meets his American girlfriend, Melissa Jones (Eilbacher), at Auckland airport. As they park outside Alf's house, it explodes. It is soon apparent that persons unknown want them dead, but the police are either ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Geoff Murphy
CAST:  Lisa Eilbacher  •  Temuera Morrison  •  Tony Barry  •  George Wendt

Flying Fox in a Freedom Tree (1990)

Pepe is the son of a successful Samoan businessman, who rejects his father's world and his Christianity. Although he becomes rebellious, anti-social and engages in criminal activity, as well as being expelled from school, he manages to establish himself in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martyn Sanderson
CAST:  Faifua Amiga Jr.  •  Richard von Sturmer  •  Fuialo Molimau  •  Aloema Anae

Pepe is the son of a successful Samoan businessman, who rejects his father's world and his Christianity. Although he becomes rebellious, anti-social and engages in criminal activity, as well as being expelled from school, he manages to establish himself in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martyn Sanderson
CAST:  Faifua Amiga Jr.  •  Richard von Sturmer  •  Fuialo Molimau  •  Aloema Anae

Drag (1993)

The world is dead. A lone woman, Victoria, struggles valiantly to stay alive on this desolate planet once known as Earth. But Victoria is not alone here. She shares her horrifying new world with beings of a different kind... the living dead, ferocious beasts ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Pavia
CAST:  Ellie Cahill  •  Jack O'Donnell  •  Martyn Sanderson

The world is dead. A lone woman, Victoria, struggles valiantly to stay alive on this desolate planet once known as Earth. But Victoria is not alone here. She shares her horrifying new world with beings of a different kind... the living dead, ferocious beasts ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Pavia
CAST:  Ellie Cahill  •  Jack O'Donnell  •  Martyn Sanderson

Chicken (1996)

On the premise that his albums will sell better if he is dead, an aging pop-singer fakes his own death. True enough, the money rolls in, but no one can get their hands on it because of the seven year waiting period before a missing person can be declared legally ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Grant Lahood
CAST:  Bryan Marshall  •  Martyn Sanderson  •  Ellie Smith  •  Cliff Curtis

On the premise that his albums will sell better if he is dead, an aging pop-singer fakes his own death. True enough, the money rolls in, but no one can get their hands on it because of the seven year waiting period before a missing person can be declared legally ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Grant Lahood
CAST:  Bryan Marshall  •  Martyn Sanderson  •  Ellie Smith  •  Cliff Curtis
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