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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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Tanea Heke ...
Aunty Cat
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Pio Terei ...
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Brandon Lakshman ...
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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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Comedy | Drama

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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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definitely worth watching!
1 February 2006 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie last night, and was very very impressed with the quality of the shots, the genuine actors, and the awesome writing of the film. Such an authentic combination of humor, drama, family ties, history, and culture, it made this movie truly worth watching. It's not often that you get a "nz" film that has you glued to the story the whole way through, so Number 2 stood out because it managed to do that. And even though I recognised some actors from NZ TV show's, they were enough in character in this film to let me see them as their new characters.

A genuine story, with a great local cast. it exceeded my expectations. I would recommend this movie to anyone, and I look forward to seeing what other great work Toa Fraser brings to us in the future!


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