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What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? (1999)

This sequel to the New Zealand-set drama "Once Were Warriors" revisits alcoholic Maori man Jake Heke (Temuera Morrison) and his wife, Beth (Rena Owen), who have separated, largely due to ... See full summary »

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This sequel to the New Zealand-set drama "Once Were Warriors" revisits alcoholic Maori man Jake Heke (Temuera Morrison) and his wife, Beth (Rena Owen), who have separated, largely due to his excessive drinking. When their older son, Nig (Julian Arahanga), is killed in a gang fight, his brother, Sonny (Clint Eruera), becomes determined to avenge his death. Attempting to change his life for the better, Jake tries to help Sonny avoid Nig's tragic fate. Written by Anonymous

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Jake's search for redemption.

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27 May 1999 (New Zealand)  »

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NZD 912,455 (New Zealand), 30 May 1999
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What Becomes of the Broken Hearted was the 2nd-highest-earning NZ film of the 1990s, meaning that it was eclipsed only by Once Were Warriors. It scooped the categories at the 1999 NZ Film & TV Awards. It won nine of its thirteen nominations including Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Screenplay. See more »

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Mulla Rota: Gangs, eh brother?
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A tidy follow up
31 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

I was impressed when I first saw this film. Once Were Warriors gave us here in Aotearoa (New Zealand) a new perspective into some of our peoples lifestyles. However it was a bitter pill, the violence overwhelming at times.

In this the second film, the main character Jake 'the muscles' Heke confronts his own demons and fights to reclaim his whanau (family). This film was a welcome addition for me, while it tied up all the lose ends a little too tidily I was grateful to see Jake's transition.

This contained very little of the originals dynamic appeal and will certainly not hold the appeal of the first to the people who actually enjoyed the violence in Once Were Warriors. For those of us who cared about the characters and hoped for their salvation this film is a must see.


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