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New Zealand / 2014 / 109 min / DCP / Colour  / Action

Director : Toa Fraser

Script : Glenn Standring
Cinematography : Leon Narbey
Editing : Dan Kircher
Music : Don McGlashan
Production :  Matthew Metcalfe, Glenn Standring, Tainui Stephens
Distribution : The Joker
Cast : George Henare, James Rolleston, Lawrence Makoare




Hongi (James Rolleston) - a Maori chieftain's teenage son - must avenge his father's murder in order to bring peace and honor to the souls of his loved ones after his tribe is slaughtered through an act of treachery. Vastly outnumbered by a band of villains, led by Wirepa (Te Kohe Tuhaka), Hongi's only hope is to pass through the feared and forbidden Dead Lands and forge an uneasy alliance with the mysterious "Warrior" (Lawrence Makoare), a ruthless fighter who has ruled the area for years.


Toa Fraser

Born in Britain in 1975, he moved to Auckland in 1989 and is a graduate of the University of Auckland. he is a playwright and film director. His first feature film, "No. 2" won the Audience Award at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. He directed "Dean Spanley" (2008), starring Sam Neill, Bryan Brown and Peter O'Toole which opened the Saint-tropez Antipodes Film festival 2008. He also directed "Giselle" (2013) and "The Dead Lands" (2014).



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