The Price of Milk (2000)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Fantasy  |  1 March 2001 (New Zealand)
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New Zealand milk farmer Rob gives his lover Lucinda a ring. Trying to spark up her relationship with Rob, she takes her friend Drosophila's advice and starts to try and make Rob angry. But ... See full summary »



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Michael Lawrence ...
Rangi Motu ...
Ray Bishop ...
Toi Iti ...
Bobby Tau ...
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New Zealand milk farmer Rob gives his lover Lucinda a ring. Trying to spark up her relationship with Rob, she takes her friend Drosophila's advice and starts to try and make Rob angry. But she tends to go too far. Admiring her ring while driving a lonely road, she has a run-in with an older woman that sets off a chain of events that begins with her quilt being stolen. Written by Ron Kerrigan <>

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A man, a woman, and 117 cows.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for drug use and sensuality/nudity | See all certifications »




Release Date:

1 March 2001 (New Zealand)  »

Also Known As:

Cena mleka  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$10,027 (USA) (16 February 2001)


$111,124 (USA) (20 July 2001)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Early in the film, while Lucinda is chopping wood, you hear the chop of the axe before she completes her swing. See more »

Crazy Credits

The opening credits are embroidered on the couple's quilt, which moves as they sleep under it to reveal the names of cast and crew. See more »


Tsarina in a Barrel On the Sea
From "The Tale of Tsar Saltan"
Music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (as Nicholas Rimsky-Korsakov)
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Fantastic strange film
13 April 2007 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

I have already seen the movie. I found it really complicated to understand and I'm not sure if it was a message there, but I really like it. It was funny,romantic, sad,...all the emotions in one. I got to say this; it's the first time I have seen Karl Urban smiling in a film, he should do it more.

I like the movies that make you think. Our minds need to work hard because in my opinion we are not going for the right way in this world. As the majority we like the cinema, which is the best way to start doing it?

Sorry if somebody has problems for understand me, sometimes it's difficult to express in English my thoughts.

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