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Witi Ihimaera (based on the novel by)
Witi Ihimaera (story)
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Plot:
An apparently happy family man must reveal a lifelong secret - that he is gay. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Glad this movie exists, but it's not for me See more (6 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Calvin Tuteao ... Kawariki

Nathalie Boltt ... Annabelle
George Henare ... Hamiora
Vicky Haughton ... Grace

Dean O'Gorman ... Chris

Pana Hema Taylor ... Sebastian (as Pana Hema-Taylor)
Miriama-Jane Devantier ... Miranda
Robert van Mackelenberg ... Jack
Geoffrey Snell ... Walter
Patara Berryman ... Pita
Inia Maxwell ... Tipene
Niwa Milroy ... Puti
Bridget Pyc ... Emily
Margaret-Mary Hollins ... Denise
Jarod Rawiri ... Wayne
Amber Cureen ... Jessica
Scott Cotter ... James
Li Ming Hu ... Alice (as Li-Ming Hu)
Stephen Butterworth ... Spaniard
Jacqueline Nairn ... Neighbour
Charlie McDermott ... Ticket Attendant
Noa Campbell ... Kura Mum
Tyra Wilson ... Schoolgirl
Shannon McClure ... Sales Assistant
Alexander Hempstock ... Buff Guy
Jack Walley ... Coach

Gary Young ... Bags
Ethan Renata ... Young Seb
Owairea Tawera ... Baby Miranda

Directed by
Katie Wolfe 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Witi Ihimaera  based on the novel by
Witi Ihimaera  story
Kate McDermott  screenplay

Produced by
Nicole Hoey .... producer
Christina Milligan .... producer
 
Original Music by
Joel Haines 
 
Cinematography by
Fred Renata 
 
Film Editing by
Lisa Hough (film editor)
 
Production Design by
Brett Schwieters 
 
Costume Design by
Danielle Cormack 
 
Production Management
Roger Grant .... post-production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anna Gundesen .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Amy Barber .... foley artist
Bruno Barrett-Garnier .... sound re-recording mixer
Bruno Barrett-Garnier .... supervising sound editor
Adam Iles .... adr mixer
Bruce Langley .... sound effects editor
Ben Stockwell .... foley artist
 
Visual Effects by
James Schoning .... visual effects artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kirsty Griffin .... stills photographer
John Renata .... focus puller
 
Editorial Department
Alexandra Sumner .... assistant editor
Peter Williams .... digital colorist
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Nights in the Gardens of Spain" - New Zealand (original title)
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New Zealand:76 min
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Quotes:
Chris:Is this what you truly want? Happy families as long as no one knows your dirty little secret. Is that how you want to live?See more »
Soundtrack:
Haka Ngati KupengaSee more »

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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Glad this movie exists, but it's not for me, 9 May 2013
Author: jm10701 from United States

I'm genuinely glad there are niche movies like Kawa for the people who need them, gay men from profoundly gay-hostile, tradition- and family-worshiping cultures. But all this movie does for me is make me extremely grateful that my own background is northern European, where the individual is more important than the family, the object of child-rearing is independence from the parents, not bondage to them forever, and men are not expected to stomp, thump their chests, and grunt in unison at birthday parties.

This movie is even more alien to me than a heterosexual romance. I found the melodrama unbearably tedious and the behavior of every person in the movie preposterous. I'm glad it's here for the men who can identify with it and be encouraged by it, but I'm not one of them.

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