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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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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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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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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Conundrum, 25 July 2012

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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