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  (in credits order)
Rangi Ngamoki ... Romeo
Hutini Waikato ... Polly
Te Ahiwaru Ngamoki-Richards ... Ed
Riwai Waka ... Koro
Dion Waikato ... Tangata

Directed by
Taika Waititi 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Taika Waititi 

Produced by
Vanessa Alexander .... executive producer
Catherine Fitzgerald .... producer
Ainsley Gardiner .... producer
Original Music by
Craig Sengelow 
Cinematography by
Adam Clark (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Owen Ferrier-Kerr  (as Owen Ferrier Kerr)
Art Direction by
Simon Harper 
Makeup Department
Loren Taylor .... makeup artist (as Loren Horsley)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Larry Parr .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Taipua Adams .... boom operator
Julian Arahanga .... atmosphere & nature sounds
Glen Bullen .... assistant sound editor
Chris Burt .... sound mixer: Dolby Digital
Tammy Davis .... atmosphere & nature sounds
Ainsley Gardiner .... atmosphere & nature sounds
Wi Kuki Kaa .... adr artist
Nic McGowan .... sound editor (as Nick McGowan)
Nic McGowan .... sound recordist (as Nick McGowan)
Kinder Te Moana .... atmosphere & nature sounds
Visual Effects by
Nick Booth .... digital imaging: Weta Digital
Tim Capper .... visual effects supervisor
Roman Gadner .... digital imaging: Weta Digital
Brian Scadden .... opticals: The Film Unit
Pete Williams .... digital imaging: Weta Digital
Phil Greig .... digital intermediate finisher (uncredited)
Phil Greig .... lab technician (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Taipua Adams .... lighting assistant
Charles Edwards .... camera operator
Obi Kenobi .... lighting assistant
Murray Love .... key grip
Grant McKinnon .... gaffer
Duncan Patterson .... clapper loader (as Duncan Paterson)
Mike Toki-Pangani .... assistant grip (as Mioke Toki-Pangari)
Angus Ward .... focus puller
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Loren Taylor .... wardrobe (as Loren Horsley)
Editorial Department
Jay Berryman .... negative matcher: Upper Deck Film Services
Russell Lewis .... negative matcher
Kirsty McDowell .... assistant editor
Rex Pointier .... editing facility manager: Gibson Group
Lynne Reed .... film grader
Music Department
Julian Arahanga .... musician: singer
Tammy Davis .... musician: singer
Ainsley Gardiner .... musician: singer
Lissa Meridian .... musician: singer
Kinder Te Moana .... musician: singer
Transportation Department
Jimmy Greaves .... supplier: prop vehicle
Brooke Tere .... supplier: prop vehicle
Burra Waititi .... supplier: prop vehicle
Other crew
Julian Arahanga .... caterer
Wynter Blathwayt .... title designer
Nancy Brunning .... acting coach
Nancy Brunning .... chaperone
Rutaia Campbell .... location liaison
Catherine Fitzgerald .... caterer
Dave Gaskill .... location liaison
Rebecca Hampton .... unit production staff
Anna Horsley .... unit production staff
Abi King-Jones .... continuity
Sharon Leamy .... liaison: film post-production, The Film Unit
Bruce McArthur .... liaison: Atlab
Ally McMahon .... location liaison
Trisha Rogers .... location liaison
Tim Rose .... supplier: coffee, Havana Coffee
Corrine Verstraten .... location liaison

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12 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Romeo:Cause then I wouldn't have a diamond ring.See more »
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Featured in The 77th Annual Academy Awards (2005) (TV)See more »


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5 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
A nice little film that I had great difficulty understanding, 5 January 2008
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

This short film features two children as the stars and very few others. Both are stuck waiting in the cars for hours with nothing to do at night. The boy (about 9) at first is a jerk and does some pretty obnoxious things to get the older girl's attention. Later, however, the wall between them falls--both figuratively and literally--as they both get one of the cars together and talk. Nothing earth-shattering, but sweet.

What I focused on, though, was not their interaction but I kept wondering about their parents. After all, these are young kids and why are the parents in a pub while the kids are stuck outside? I guess being a parent and school teacher, I notice these things more than others.

Much of the problem enjoying this film was unique to me. I am losing my hearing and struggled desperately to understand the dialog. It really could have used closed captioning and I hate when films neglect to do this when they are broadcast on TV or placed on DVDs. This problem, though, should still be a problem (though perhaps not as bad) to other Americans watching the film because it was made in New Zealand and had a lot of colloquialisms that any American would struggle with interpreting. This means that TWO CARS, ONE NIGHT would probably play better for audiences at home as opposed to abroad.

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