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The Dead Lands (2014)

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After his tribe is slaughtered through an act of treachery, the teenage son of a slain Maori chieftain looks to avenge his father's murder and bring peace and honor to the souls of his loved ones.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
The Warrior
Raukura Turei ...
George Henare ...
Calvin Tuteao ...
Jamus Webster ...
Bianca Hyslop ...
Isabella Rakete ...
Matariki Whatarau ...
Wairangi Koopu ...
Jeff Ruha ...


After his tribe is slaughtered through an act of treachery, Hongi, a Maori chieftain's teenage son, must avenge his father's murder in order to bring peace and honor to the souls of his loved ones. Vastly outnumbered by a band of villains, Hongi's only hope is to pass through the feared and forbidden Dead Lands and forge an uneasy alliance with the mysterious Warrior, a ruthless fighter who has ruled the area for years. Written by GFC

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Where the warrior spirit was born



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Rated R for brutal bloody violence | See all certifications »


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30 October 2014 (New Zealand)  »

Also Known As:

Savasçi  »

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$1,327 (USA) (17 April 2015)


$4,426 (USA) (1 May 2015)

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Official submission of New Zealand to the best foreign language film category of the 87th Academy Awards 2015. See more »


At the very end of the movie when the warrior rises up in the woods and stands there with a light on his face, a car drives past in the background. See more »

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Maori Epic
12 October 2014 | by (Miami) – See all my reviews

"Stars, hide your fires" exhorts Macbeth "let not light see my black and deep desires." Similarly, a vicious and powerful band of thugs destroys a village, murders its people, and counts on escaping notice and justice for their actions. These formidable Maori warriors from long ago slip into the forest with confidence that their heinous deeds will go unpunished. They believe deeply that such violence feeds their glory. They did not concern themselves that Hongi, a young warrior from the village they destroyed and burned, slipped away with them. They did not much hesitate to enter the forbidden dead lands where a legendary fighter is rumored to rule and reside. Into this fearsome land of bones they go, pursued by the solitary Hongi and soon a new menace that none of them imagined.

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