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The Dark Horse is an emotionally-charged and inspiring drama about a man who searches for the courage to lead, despite his own adversities - finding purpose and hope in passing on his gift to the children in his community.

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Genesis
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Mana
Kirk Torrance ...
Noble
Miriama McDowell ...
Sandy
Barry Te Hira ...
Mutt
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Jedi
Wayne Hapi ...
Ariki
Lyel Timu ...
Rangimarie
Te Ahorangi Retimana-Martin ...
Rusty
Calae Hignett-Morgan ...
Piripi
Te Rua Rehu-Martin ...
Murray
Niwa Whatuira ...
Michael
Lionel Wellington ...
Rip
Wesley Broadfoot ...
Nathan
Tuhoe Isaac ...
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The Dark Horse is an emotionally-charged and inspiring drama about a man who searches for the courage to lead, despite his own adversities - finding purpose and hope in passing on his gift to the children in his community.

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When a king falters, it can take a community to help him stand... See more »

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NZD 3,500,000 (estimated)
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A King Film for a King Audience
1 September 2014 | by See all my reviews

"For all the stories in New Zealand that are made into films, I would say it is one of those I call unique. It allows us to see a side of New Zealand that many would rarely see. Cliff Curtis' performance as chess master Genesis surprises me, in terms of physical shape, mental state and spiritual essence. It goes to show that even a man with a disability can make such an impact on helping social impaired children and adolescents. And James Rolleston who played his nephew shows he can surprise even himself by learned he is more worth than he thought. I won't give it a rating of 10/10 or a 100%. I will rate this like one of the film's quotes: A King for a King."


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