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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) (18 February 2001)

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$111,124 (USA) (22 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 »

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After the end credits, another shot of quilt appears and then fades out. See more »

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Wedding Procession
From "The Golden Cockerel"
Music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
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A Very Thought-Provoking Fairy Tale
19 March 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie very much. In fact, my wife and I enjoyed it so much, I have given it a 10 out of 10 rating. It is pretty important to watch this movie and think about symbolism and metaphor, so be aware that this movie might be confusing to you if you take it all very literally.

The actors & actresses were extremely convincing, the cinematography was quite skillful, and the setting was idyllic. I almost wish I could visit the shooting location. The scenario was true-to-life in a very abstract way, punctuating some of the most topsy-turvy and emotional aspects of a relationship. In a way, they are outlining a stereotypical relationship, paying special attention to the subtler aspects of a marriage.

If you have never had a long-term relationship, some aspects of this movie might not make a heck of a lot of sense to you.

In the end, I highly recommend this movie to anyone who likes to figure out metaphors and symbolism. There are no explosions. :D


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