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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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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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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 »


Kikimora, Op.63
Music by Anatol Liadov
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Uniquely Kiwi
21 April 2001 | by (Wellington, NZ) – See all my reviews

As an American living in NZ, I have to say, I can understand both 1) why this quirky, little movie is causing such stir all over New Zealand, and 2) why most Americans will watch it and think "Huh?".

This is not like any movie I've seen before...and certainly nothing like what most Americans are used to shelling out $10 to see. Before watching it, keep in mind it was made on a shoestring budget, and the script was written, piecemeal, while the film was being shot. That's right: there was NO SCRIPT before filming started.

This said, I can say I found this movie fun and refreshing, if a little rough around the edges. It made little sense, but that's part of the ride. Danielle Cormack is the next big thing to watch out for...her face is like no other in Hollywood, she has enormous screen presense, and she's a natural in any role she undertakes. As the female lead in The Price of Milk, she's a joy to watch.

Prepare yourself for an unusual film experience, chalk up the less than polished look of the movie to the low budget and brave experiment of making it up as they went along, and I think you'll enjoy this funny, tender, little film.

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