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Kawa (2010)
"Nights in the Gardens of Spain" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  17 October 2010 (USA)
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An apparently happy family man must reveal a lifelong secret - that he is gay.

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In this intimate drama, Kawariki must become the leader of the family after his father retires. A husband and father, he realizes that in order to lead with integrity, he must come out and be honest about his own life, even though it will test the boundaries of acceptance and unconditional love. Offering valuable insights into Maori traditions, family ideals and cultural values, this feature debut is rich and textured with emotional layers and stunning New Zealand landscapes. Written by Websurfer

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Kawariki: What the hell you playing at?
Chris: You wouldn't answer my calls.
Kawariki: So? You wanna come up here and screw up my life?
Chris: Maybe that's what I SHOULD do. Tell 'em all the way you REALLY lived. Tell what they... their golden boy, their husband, their son, their daddy REALLY likes to get up to.
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Kei a Wai Ra Te Kupu
by Aaria
Written by Phil Fuemana and Johno Thompson
Courtesy of Cine Film Productions Ltd
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25 July 2012 | by See all my reviews

This film as excellent as it is, ultimately disappoints. First of all, the location settings are exquisite - I have never seen such incredible photography. I thought the film was set in Austrailia, but then learned it is actually New Zealand. The story, based on a book, is almost passe in this day and age when everyone it seems is out. In fact I had a hard time swallowing the pain and suffering experienced by the characters when the truth became known. My buddy and I shook our heads and were grateful we never had to experience what the lead characters in this film have to go through. The cast is gorgeous - everyone of them - and the interiors are all first class - these people are at the pinnacle of the social structure - and that was nice. Yet, such apparent sophistication did not cross over to the idea one among them was different. And that annoyed me. Of course there is the problem of cultural conflict which occurs in every society and at every level and here it is no different.


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