During WW2 small nation of New Zealand is swarmed with U.S. servicemen who mingle with local female population. In such circumstances nurse Kelly Towne has got a difficult task of tracking ... See full summary »
In 1920s and 1930s New Zealand, Janet Frame grows up in a poor family with lots of brothers and sisters. Already at an early age she is different from the other kids. She gets an education ... See full summary »
A young woman goes to teach at the Ravenscroft Institute, a spooky old girls' school overrun by ants and staffed by various ex-mental patients. Spurred on by a series of horrific ... See full summary »
This film, while very 'NZ' could still hold it's own against many American made films of the same genre. The acting is great and whoever the old man, who was the 'Scarecrow' is, you are a legend! The film portrays a young boy growing up amongst his own problems added with the ever increasing number of bodies, rather well. The cinematography is superb and it will leave NZ locals wondering, "where did they film that? That looks like my house!" The slow tension is added to by an eerie soundtrack of slow, moody strings and the film is under great direction from a New Zealand legend, Sam Pillsbury. For anyone outside of New Zealand, I suggest you see this film. It may not have the cliche' Hollywood effects but the overall package is something superb. A great film! 8/10
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