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An intimate story set during the 1860s in which a young Irish woman Sarah and her family find themselves on both sides of the turbulent wars between British and Maori during the British colonization of New Zealand.

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Sarah O'Brien
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Doyle
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Wiremu
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Te Kai Po
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Baine
Rawiri Pene ...
Boy (as David Rawiri Pene)
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Francis
Wi Kuki Kaa ...
Old Rangi
Mark Ruka ...
Hone
Mikaila Hutchinson ...
Young Sarah
Tyson Reweti ...
Tommy Boy
Grayson Putu ...
Young Wiremu
Nathan Passfield ...
Boy (7 years)
Laura Coyte Douglas ...
Theresa
Julie Ranginui ...
Old Puhi
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An intimate story set during the 1860s in which a young Irish woman Sarah and her family find themselves on both sides of the turbulent wars between British and Maori during the British colonization of New Zealand.

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With darkness all around, only the heart can see. See more »


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Rated R for violent and sexual content | See all certifications »
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26 January 2006 (New Zealand)  »

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Dois Mundos em Guerra  »

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NZD 13,000,000 (estimated)
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Sam Neill was originally favored by Vincent Ward to be cast in a leading role, but he declined. See more »

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The movie is set in the 1860s, but the lyrics to "Danny Boy" as used in the film were written by Fred Weatherly in 1911. See more »

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Fantastic...photo.
10 March 2009 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

Nothing short of a masterpiece when it comes to scenery and photo. Not so much the film it self. The editing is really poor, and the script is copied from the movie "Braveheart" But the photo..! Filminglocation is "LOTR-country" in daytime-mode, which is quit proper for this movie. It makes it easy to get those magnificent scenes. Maori-conflicts whit intruding westerners are not rare in films, but this one has an unique touch to it. It takes place in the 19'th century, and feels genuine at first glance. Troubles comes first in editing, and I cant help thinking this movie deserves a better editing some day. This movie on 1080-upscaling is a wet dream for those who rate a movie by its appearance. Those of us who doesn't can still appreciate it thanks to just that.


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