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The Price of Milk (2000)

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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Cast

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Rob
Willa O'Neill ...
Drosophila
Michael Lawrence ...
Bernie
Rangi Motu ...
Auntie
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Nephew
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Nephew
Ray Bishop ...
Nephew
Toi Iti ...
Nephew
Bobby Tau ...
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Luke Hiki ...
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Michael Sweeney ...
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Tahuna Minhinnick ...
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Hiku Minhinnick ...
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Karaka Taupa ...
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Storyline

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 <mvg@whidbey.com>

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A man, a woman, and 117 cows.


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Rated PG-13 for drug use and sensuality/nudity | See all certifications »
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1 March 2001 (New Zealand)  »

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Cena mleka  »

Box Office

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

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$111,124 (USA) (20 July 2001)
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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 »

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Wedding Procession
From "The Golden Cockerel"
Music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (as Nicholas Rimsky-Korsakov)
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The best from New Zealand
22 March 2001 | by (Porto, Portugal) – See all my reviews

NZ and Australia always had some good directors and actors, in the 90's we've seen some great movies from the middle of the Pacific Ocean such as "Braindead", "The Ugly", "Once Were Warriors" and it's sequel "What Becames of the Broken Hearted", from this director "Topless Women Talk about their Lives" with Danielle Cormack that also was in the Australian "Siam Sunset" and in "Channelling Baby". "The Price of Milk" is, along with "The Irrefutable Truth" about Demons an introduction to the new cinema from outside the great markets (or should I say market?). This movie is "a modern fairy-tale" that tells the strange love story of two normal persons that almost lose their mental sanity while trying not to lose their love (and their cows and the blanket). It's a hard movie, not very easy to understand for normal people, but very appreciated by the critics. I recommended this movie to almost everybody I knew that know how to appreciate a movie. And I also recommend it to all of you. And get ready... Peter Jackson and Karl Urban will be back in Lord of the Rings!


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