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Naming Number Two (2006)
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A matriarch organizes a feast with her family, in which she will name her successor.

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Nanna Maria
Mia Blake ...
Charlene
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Erasmus
Miriama McDowell ...
Hibiscus
Taungaroa Emile ...
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Tyson
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Danish Maria
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Tanea Heke ...
Aunty Cat
Nathaniel Lees ...
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Pio Terei ...
Uncle Percy
Brandon Lakshman ...
Moses
Tayla-Lee Griffin ...
Nia
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Pule
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Living in Mt. Roskill, Auckland, Nana Maria struggles to get her grandchildren together for a traditional Fijian feast in which she means to name her successor as Matriarch. Film runs over about a 18 hour or so period of time. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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A contemporary, big-hearted and exuberant story set in suburban Auckland about what it takes to bring a family together (Australia theatrical) See more »

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Rated PG for thematic material, language, sensuality, brief violence and smoking | See all certifications »
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16 February 2006 (New Zealand)  »

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NZD 10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$36,073 (New Zealand) (10 March 2006)

Gross:

$370,544 (New Zealand) (10 March 2006)
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A beautiful, moving story of family, cultural tradition and respect.
24 January 2006 | by (Salem, Oregon) – See all my reviews

I had the opportunity to view this film at the Sundance Film Festival. It is a touching story of family ties, those that have been broken and attempts to bind them together again. This movie handles family conflict in an honest and realistic manner. Beyond the family struggles lies the tension of modern ways clashing with the strong cultural traditions of the South Pacific islanders. The film looks at how an indigenous group of people debate the mores of their ancestors. We are reminded that what binds us together is more than just rituals and customs. This film has a solid foundation in its direction. It reflects the quality of film making we are becoming accustomed to from New Zealand ala Whale Rider. The acting is from the heart, you will believe this ensemble is actually a family. It is beautifully shot and takes advantage of the characters' energy and emotion rather than relying on the natural beauty of the land. It is not to be missed.


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