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Five Otago University students ('Scarfies') decide to squat in an empty house. They discover a locked room that holds a hidden treasure - a large quantity of marijuana. What happens when the cash-strapped students decide to become amateur druglords for the week? And what exactly should they do about the owner of the crop? Written by
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You come about the flat?
I warn ya, this place is free for a reason. It's a shit hole. Still want to have a look?
Okay. Guided tour... Hallway, dark, damp, rat-infested.
[heads up the stairs]
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It doesn't have to be original to still be a good movie
Scarfies to me was a mix of Shallow Grave, Suicide Kings and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. All good movies. The story-line (5 young students find an abandoned cellar full of soft-drugs and become dope dealers for one day, but then they meet the 'real' dealer) isn't that special or really original. However, the way the story is told, the way the five act and the whole situation still makes a very good movie.
That's the power of movie making: the way you tell the story and the way you choose to let your actors act. New Zealand is producing lot's of good movies lately and this is one that you definitely want to see if you're into the black-humor thing. The twist at the end (I won't spoil it) is clever found and still leaves you with an afterthought. On a scale from 1 to 10 I would give it an 8.
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