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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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Willa O'Neill ...
Michael Lawrence ...
Rangi Motu ...
Ray Bishop ...
Toi Iti ...
Bobby Tau ...
Additional golfer
Luke Hiki ...
Additional golfer
Michael Sweeney ...
Additional golfer
Tahuna Minhinnick ...
Additional golfer
Hiku Minhinnick ...
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Karaka Taupa ...
Additional golfer


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.

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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Aspect Ratio:

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 »


Kikimora, Op.63
Music by Anatol Liadov
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Moo-licous fun...
25 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Okay! While this isn't the best film ever made...I think it had a really nice balance between the comedic moments and the moments of desperation or sadness.

Karl Urban is fabulous. I don't believe his talents are being fully utilized. Danielle Cormack is quite fun to watch. Her facial expressions are delightful.

The story could have been filled out a little more but had a unique and mysterious quality that I appreciated. While I don't like some of the decisions the characters made concerning their relationships...I think this was a sweet little story with a decidedly indie feel to it. I enjoyed it.

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