With New Zealand Film Commission (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. She-Hulk: Attorney at Law (2022– )

TV-14 | 35 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.9
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Jennifer Walters navigates the complicated life of a single, 30-something attorney who also happens to be a green 6-foot-7-inch superpowered Hulk.

Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Ginger Gonzaga, Malia Arrayah, Jameela Jamil

Votes: 112,882

2. Thor: Love and Thunder (2022)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.4
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57 Metascore

Thor enlists the help of Valkyrie, Korg and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster to fight Gorr the God Butcher, who intends to make the gods extinct.

Director: Taika Waititi | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, Tessa Thompson

Votes: 275,167

3. X (II) (2022)

R | 105 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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79 Metascore

In 1979, a group of young filmmakers set out to make an adult film in rural Texas, but when their reclusive, elderly hosts catch them in the act, the cast find themselves fighting for their lives.

Director: Ti West | Stars: Mia Goth, Jenna Ortega, Brittany Snow, Kid Cudi

Votes: 70,872

4. Obi-Wan Kenobi (2022)

TV-14 | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.1
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Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi has to save young Leia after she is kidnapped, all the while being pursued by Imperial Inquisitors and his former Padawan, now known as Darth Vader.

Stars: Ewan McGregor, Moses Ingram, Vivien Lyra Blair, Hayden Christensen

Votes: 179,259

5. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.0
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60 Metascore

Doctor Strange teams up with a mysterious teenage girl from his dreams who can travel across multiverses, to battle multiple threats, including other-universe versions of himself, which threaten to wipe out millions across the multiverse. They seek help from Wanda the Scarlet Witch, Wong and others.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong

Votes: 388,801

6. Eternals (2021)

PG-13 | 156 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.3
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52 Metascore

The saga of the Eternals, a race of immortal beings who lived on Earth and shaped its history and civilizations.

Director: Chloé Zhao | Stars: Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek

Votes: 333,892 | Gross: $164.87M

7. Moon Knight (2022)

TV-14 | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.3
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Steven Grant discovers he's been granted the powers of an Egyptian moon god. But he soon finds out that these newfound powers can be both a blessing and a curse to his troubled life.

Stars: Oscar Isaac, Ethan Hawke, May Calamawy, Michael Benjamin Hernandez

Votes: 219,804

8. Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)

PG-13 | 147 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.7
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86 Metascore

Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, along with some familiar allies, race against time after a mission gone wrong.

Director: Christopher McQuarrie | Stars: Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg

Votes: 330,801 | Gross: $220.16M

9. The Power of the Dog (2021)

R | 126 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.8
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89 Metascore

Charismatic rancher Phil Burbank inspires fear and awe in those around him. When his brother brings home a new wife and her son, Phil torments them until he finds himself exposed to the possibility of love.

Director: Jane Campion | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Kodi Smit-McPhee

Votes: 170,519

10. What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Horror

7.6
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76 Metascore

Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are vampires who are struggling with the mundane aspects of modern life, like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs, and overcoming flatmate conflicts.

Directors: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi | Stars: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Jonny Brugh

Votes: 183,480 | Gross: $3.33M

11. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)

PG | 143 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.9
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75 Metascore

Four kids travel through a wardrobe to the land of Narnia and learn of their destiny to free it with the guidance of a mystical lion.

Director: Andrew Adamson | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Georgie Henley, William Moseley, Skandar Keynes

Votes: 396,834 | Gross: $291.71M

12. Heavenly Creatures (1994)

R | 99 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.3
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86 Metascore

Two teenage girls share a unique bond; their parents, concerned that the friendship is too intense, separate them, and the girls take revenge.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Melanie Lynskey, Kate Winslet, Sarah Peirse, Diana Kent

Votes: 64,014 | Gross: $3.05M

13. The Tomorrow War (2021)

PG-13 | 138 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.5
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45 Metascore

A family man is drafted to fight in a future war where the fate of humanity relies on his ability to confront the past.

Director: Chris McKay | Stars: Chris Pratt, Yvonne Strahovski, J.K. Simmons, Betty Gilpin

Votes: 203,308

14. Birds of Prey (2020)

R | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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60 Metascore

After splitting with the Joker, Harley Quinn joins superheroines Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya to save a young girl from an evil crime lord.

Director: Cathy Yan | Stars: Margot Robbie, Rosie Perez, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett

Votes: 236,407 | Gross: $84.16M

15. The Meg (2018)

PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.6
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46 Metascore

A group of scientists exploring the Marianas Trench encounter the largest marine predator that has ever existed - the Megalodon.

Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Jason Statham, Bingbing Li, Rainn Wilson, Cliff Curtis

Votes: 171,183 | Gross: $143.01M

16. Aquaman (2018)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.8
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55 Metascore

Arthur Curry, the human-born heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, goes on a quest to prevent a war between the worlds of ocean and land.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson

Votes: 468,126 | Gross: $335.06M

17. Dead Alive (1992)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

7.5
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54 Metascore

A young man's mother is bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey. She gets sick and dies, at which time she comes back to life, killing and eating dogs, nurses, friends, and neighbors.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Timothy Balme, Diana Peñalver, Elizabeth Moody, Ian Watkin

Votes: 97,580 | Gross: $0.24M

18. Ghost in the Shell (2017)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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52 Metascore

In the near future, Major Mira Killian is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals.

Director: Rupert Sanders | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche

Votes: 214,855 | Gross: $40.56M

19. Bloodshot (2020)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.7
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44 Metascore

Ray Garrison, a slain soldier, is re-animated with superpowers.

Director: Dave Wilson | Stars: Vin Diesel, Eiza González, Sam Heughan, Toby Kebbell

Votes: 77,719 | Gross: $12.56M

20. The Light Between Oceans (2016)

PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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60 Metascore

A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from a drifting rowing boat.

Director: Derek Cianfrance | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz, Florence Clery

Votes: 57,018 | Gross: $12.55M

21. Lady and the Tramp (2019)

PG | 111 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.2
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48 Metascore

The romantic tale of a sheltered uptown Cocker Spaniel dog and a streetwise downtown Mutt.

Director: Charlie Bean | Stars: Tessa Thompson, Justin Theroux, Sam Elliott, Ashley Jensen

Votes: 21,860

22. Boy (I) (2010)

Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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70 Metascore

Boy, an 11-year-old child and devout Michael Jackson fan who lives on the east coast of New Zealand in 1984, gets a chance to know his absentee criminal father, who has returned to find a bag of money he buried years ago.

Director: Taika Waititi | Stars: James Rolleston, Te Aho Eketone-Whitu, Taika Waititi, Moerangi Tihore

Votes: 26,827 | Gross: $0.26M

23. Juniper (IV) (2021)

94 min | Drama

6.5
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When a self-destructive teenager is suspended from school and asked to look after his feisty alcoholic grandmother as a punishment, the crazy time they spend together turns his life around.

Director: Matthew J. Saville | Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Marton Csokas, George Ferrier, Edith Poor

Votes: 787

24. Once Were Warriors (1994)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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77 Metascore

A family descended from Maori warriors is bedeviled by a violent father and the societal problems of being treated as outcasts.

Director: Lee Tamahori | Stars: Rena Owen, Temuera Morrison, Mamaengaroa Kerr-Bell, Julian Arahanga

Votes: 34,479 | Gross: $2.20M

25. The World's Fastest Indian (2005)

PG-13 | 127 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.8
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68 Metascore

The story of New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years rebuilding a 1920 Indian motorcycle, which helped him set the land speed world record at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Diane Ladd, Iain Rea, Tessa Mitchell

Votes: 55,229 | Gross: $5.13M

26. Bad Taste (1987)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.5
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52 Metascore

The population of a small town disappears and is replaced by aliens that chase human flesh for their intergalactic fast-food chain.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Terry Potter, Pete O'Herne, Craig Smith, Mike Minett

Votes: 47,196

27. Slow West (2015)

R | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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72 Metascore

A young Scottish man travels across America in pursuit of the woman he loves, attracting the attention of an outlaw who is willing to serve as a guide.

Director: John Maclean | Stars: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Caren Pistorius, Aorere Paki, Jeffrey Thomas

Votes: 45,828 | Gross: $0.23M

28. Whale Rider (2002)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Family

7.5
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80 Metascore

A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize.

Director: Niki Caro | Stars: Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton, Cliff Curtis

Votes: 42,621 | Gross: $20.78M

29. Aliens in the Attic (2009)

PG | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.4
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42 Metascore

A group of kids must protect their vacation home from invading aliens.

Director: John Schultz | Stars: Ashley Tisdale, Robert Hoffman, Carter Jenkins, Austin Butler

Votes: 22,520 | Gross: $25.20M

30. Tickled (2016)

R | 92 min | Documentary, Crime, Mystery

7.5
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76 Metascore

Journalist David Farrier stumbles upon a mysterious tickling competition online. As he delves deeper he comes up against fierce resistance, but that doesn't stop him getting to the bottom of a story stranger than fiction.

Directors: David Farrier, Dylan Reeve | Stars: David Farrier, Dylan Reeve, David Starr, Kevin Clarke

Votes: 18,796 | Gross: $0.61M

31. Deathgasm (2015)

Not Rated | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

6.3
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65 Metascore

Two teenage boys unwittingly summon an ancient evil entity known as The Blind One by delving into black magic while trying to escape their mundane lives.

Director: Jason Howden | Stars: Milo Cawthorne, James Joshua Blake, Kimberley Crossman, Sam Berkley

Votes: 17,816

32. The Justice of Bunny King (2021)

101 min | Drama

6.6
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70 Metascore

A triumph over adversity tale about women fighting their way back from the bottom of society.

Director: Gaysorn Thavat | Stars: Essie Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Lively Nili, Bridie Sisson

Votes: 449

33. Black Sheep (2006)

Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.8
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62 Metascore

An experiment in genetic engineering turns harmless sheep into bloodthirsty killers that terrorize a sprawling New Zealand farm.

Director: Jonathan King | Stars: Oliver Driver, Nathan Meister, Tammy Davis, Matthew Chamberlain

Votes: 40,866 | Gross: $0.08M

34. Eagle vs Shark (2007)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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55 Metascore

The tale of two socially-awkward misfits and the strange ways they try to find love: through revenge on high-school bullies, burgers, and video games.

Director: Taika Waititi | Stars: Loren Taylor, Jemaine Clement, Craig Hall, Joel Tobeck

Votes: 24,921 | Gross: $0.22M

35. Savage (II) (2019)

100 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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Inspired by the true stories of New Zealand's street gangs across 30 years, SAVAGE follows Danny at three defining moments in his life as he grows from a boy into the violent enforcer of a gang.

Director: Sam Kelly | Stars: Jake Ryan, John Tui, Chelsie Preston Crayford, Seth Flynn

Votes: 1,889

36. Next of Kin (1982)

Not Rated | 89 min | Horror, Mystery

6.3
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In a rest home for elderly people, a daughter reads her mother's diary. Soon events that are mentioned in the mother's diary begin to happen to the daughter.

Director: Tony Williams | Stars: Jacki Kerin, John Jarratt, Alex Scott, Gerda Nicolson

Votes: 3,257

37. Bad Behaviour

Comedy, Drama | Filming

The film is a dark comedy about Lucy (Connelly), a former child actress who seeks enlightenment at a retreat led by spiritual leader Elon (Whishaw) while she also navigates the close yet ... See full summary »

Director: Alice Englert | Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Ben Whishaw, Alice Englert, Dasha Nekrasova

38. An Angel at My Table (1990)

R | 158 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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79 Metascore

Janet Frame was a brilliant child who, as a teen, was misdiagnosed with schizophrenia. Explore Janet's discovery of the world and her life in Europe as her books are published to acclaim.

Director: Jane Campion | Stars: Kerry Fox, Alexia Keogh, Karen Fergusson, Iris Churn

Votes: 7,932 | Gross: $1.05M

39. What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? (1999)

108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.3
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Jake Muss' oldest son is killed in a gang fight and the younger son wants revenge, but Jake doesn't want to lose his other son to violence as well.

Director: Ian Mune | Stars: Temuera Morrison, Rena Owen, Clint Eruera, Nancy Brunning

Votes: 3,610

40. The Convert (II)

Action, Drama | Filming

A lay preacher who arrives at a British settlement in 1830s. His violent past is soon drawn into question and his faith put to the test, as he finds himself caught in the middle of a bloody war between Maori tribes.

Director: Lee Tamahori | Stars: Guy Pearce, Dean O'Gorman, Te Kohe Tuhaka

41. The Breaker Upperers (2018)

90 min | Comedy

5.9
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76 Metascore

For the right price, BFFs Jen and Mel will ruthlessly end any romance. But when one grows a conscience, it threatens to derail their relationship.

Directors: Madeleine Sami, Jackie van Beek | Stars: Madeleine Sami, Jackie van Beek, James Rolleston, Celia Pacquola

Votes: 6,221

42. Cousins (III) (2021)

98 min | Drama

7.0
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91 Metascore

Entwines the very different lives of three Maori girls, cousins, through tumultuous decades, after one of them is taken from her family and raised in an orphanage.

Directors: Ainsley Gardiner, Briar Grace Smith | Stars: Rachel House, Ana Scotney, Chelsie Preston Crayford, Cian Elyse White

Votes: 543

43. Dean Spanley (2008)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Set in Edwardian England where upper lips are always stiff and men from the Colonies are not entirely to be trusted, Fisk Senior has little time or affection for his son, but when the pair visit an eccentric Indian, they start a strange journey that eventually allows the old man to find his heart.

Director: Toa Fraser | Stars: Jeremy Northam, Sam Neill, Bryan Brown, Peter O'Toole

Votes: 3,680

44. A Heavenly Vintage (2009)

R | 121 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

5.6
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In 19th century France, a peasant winemaker endeavors to create the perfect vintage.

Director: Niki Caro | Stars: Jérémie Renier, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Vania Vilers, Eric Godon

Votes: 934

45. Broken English (1996)

NC-17 | 92 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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Ivan is the fierce patriarch of a family of Croatian refugees in Auckland. Nina is his daughter, ready to live on her own, despite his angry objections. Eddie is the Maori she takes as her ... See full summary »

Director: Gregor Nicholas | Stars: Aleksandra Vujcic, Julian Arahanga, Rade Serbedzija, Marton Csokas

Votes: 703 | Gross: $0.48M

46. The Devil's Rock (2011)

Not Rated | 83 min | Horror

5.7
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Set in the Channel Islands on the eve of D Day,two Kiwi commandos, sent to destroy German gun emplacements to distract Hitler's forces away from Normandy, discover a Nazi occult plot to unleash demonic forces to win the war.

Director: Paul Campion | Stars: Craig Hall, Matthew Sunderland, Gina Varela, Karlos Drinkwater

Votes: 4,337

47. The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey (1988)

PG | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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Men seeking relief from the Black Death, guided by a boy's vision, dig a tunnel from 14th century England to 20th century New Zealand.

Director: Vincent Ward | Stars: Bruce Lyons, Chris Haywood, Hamish Gough, Marshall Napier

Votes: 3,739 | Gross: $1.33M

48. Forgotten Silver (1995 TV Movie)

53 min | Comedy

7.5
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The film deals with the career of a supposedly forgotten pioneer of international cinema, Colin McKenzie, who was allegedly born in rural New Zealand in 1888.

Directors: Costa Botes, Peter Jackson | Stars: Peter Jackson, Jeffrey Thomas, Costa Botes, Marguerite Hurst

Votes: 6,076 | Gross: $0.03M

49. Pork Pie (2017)

TV-MA | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.4
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Pork Pie tracks the escapades of a trio of accidental outlaws as they travel the length of the New Zealand in a yellow mini, protesting conformity and chasing lost love, with a posse of cops and a media frenzy hot in their pursuit.

Director: Matt Murphy | Stars: Dean O'Gorman, James Rolleston, Ashleigh Cummings, Antonia Prebble

Votes: 2,306

50. Out of the Blue (I) (2006)

103 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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70 Metascore

Based on the Aramoana Massacre that occurred on 13 November and 14 November 1990. Resident David Gray, an unemployed gun collector, went on a rampage in which 13 people were shot dead, before Gray himself was shot by police.

Director: Robert Sarkies | Stars: Matthew Sunderland, Stuart Mathieson, Natalie Ellis, Patrick Paynter

Votes: 3,622 | Gross: $0.00M


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