Filming Location Matching "Wellington, New Zealand" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Avatar (2009)

PG-13 | 162 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.8
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83 Metascore

A paraplegic Marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez

Votes: 1,041,945 | Gross: $760.51M

2. Spartacus (2010–2013)

TV-MA | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

8.5
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The life of Spartacus, the gladiator who lead a rebellion against the Romans. From his time as an ally of the Romans, to his betrayal and becoming a gladiator, to the rebellion he leads and its ultimate outcome.

Stars: Andy Whitfield, Lucy Lawless, Manu Bennett, Daniel Feuerriegel

Votes: 204,725

3. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

PG-13 | 178 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.8
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92 Metascore

A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle-earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean

Votes: 1,504,742 | Gross: $315.54M

4. Mortal Engines (2018)

PG-13 | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.1
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44 Metascore

In a post-apocalyptic world where cities ride on wheels and consume each other to survive, two people meet in London and try to stop a conspiracy.

Director: Christian Rivers | Stars: Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Hugo Weaving, Jihae

Votes: 68,028 | Gross: $15.95M

5. What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Horror

7.7
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76 Metascore

Viago, Deacon and Vladislav are vampires who are finding that modern life has them struggling with the mundane - 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: 125,088 | Gross: $3.33M

6. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

PG-13 | 201 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.9
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94 Metascore

Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom

Votes: 1,488,719 | Gross: $377.85M

7. Ghost in the Shell (2017)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.4
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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: 175,700 | Gross: $40.53M

8. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

PG | 179 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.7
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87 Metascore

While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron's new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom

Votes: 1,346,122 | Gross: $342.55M

9. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

PG-13 | 169 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.9
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58 Metascore

A reluctant Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home, and the gold within it from the dragon Smaug.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis

Votes: 718,482 | Gross: $303.00M

10. King Kong (2005)

PG-13 | 187 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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81 Metascore

In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to the mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with leading lady Ann Darrow.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann

Votes: 365,901 | Gross: $218.08M

11. District 9 (2009)

R | 112 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.9
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81 Metascore

An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology.

Director: Neill Blomkamp | Stars: Sharlto Copley, David James, Jason Cope, Nathalie Boltt

Votes: 603,093 | Gross: $115.65M

12. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

PG-13 | 144 min | Adventure, Fantasy

7.4
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59 Metascore

Bilbo and company are forced to engage in a war against an array of combatants and keep the Lonely Mountain from falling into the hands of a rising darkness.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Cate Blanchett

Votes: 437,370 | Gross: $255.12M

13. The Lovely Bones (2009)

PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, Fantasy, Thriller

6.7
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42 Metascore

Centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family - and her killer - from purgatory. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, Saoirse Ronan, Susan Sarandon

Votes: 145,354 | Gross: $43.82M

14. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

PG-13 | 161 min | Adventure, Fantasy

7.8
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66 Metascore

The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott

Votes: 564,327 | Gross: $258.37M

15. Power Rangers Ninja Storm (2003–2004)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.4
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Three rebellious students are the last ones remaining at their ninja academy after evil aliens attack the Earth. With mankind at the brink of destruction, the fate of the world lies in the ... See full summary »

Stars: Pua Magasiva, Sally Martin, Glenn McMillan, Jason Chan

Votes: 1,897

16. The Amazing Race (2001– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.6
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Multiple teams race around the globe for $1,000,000 to 'amazing' locations.

Stars: Phil Keoghan, Joyce Agu, Uchenna Agu, Jet McCoy

Votes: 12,753

17. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.6
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68 Metascore

A substance designed to help the brain repair itself gives advanced intelligence to a chimpanzee who leads an ape uprising.

Director: Rupert Wyatt | Stars: James Franco, Andy Serkis, Freida Pinto, Karin Konoval

Votes: 471,933 | Gross: $176.76M

18. The Frighteners (1996)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

7.1
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52 Metascore

After a tragic car accident that kills his wife, a man discovers he can communicate with the dead to con people. However, when a demonic spirit appears, he may be the only one who can stop it from killing the living and the dead.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Trini Alvarado, Peter Dobson, John Astin

Votes: 76,674 | Gross: $16.76M

19. The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

PG | 107 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.3
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68 Metascore

Intrepid reporter Tintin and Captain Haddock set off on a treasure hunt for a sunken ship commanded by Haddock's ancestor.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg

Votes: 202,072 | Gross: $77.59M

20. Dead Alive (1992)

R | 104 min | Comedy, 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: 86,449 | Gross: $0.24M

21. Pete's Dragon (2016)

PG | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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71 Metascore

The adventures of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon.

Director: David Lowery | Stars: Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, Oakes Fegley, Oona Laurence

Votes: 49,160 | Gross: $76.23M

22. The Legend of Zorro (2005)

PG | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

5.9
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47 Metascore

Despite trying to keep his swashbuckling to a minimum, a threat to California's pending statehood causes the adventure-loving Don Alejandro de la Vega (Antonio Banderas) and his wife, Elena (Catherine Zeta-Jones), to take action.

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Rufus Sewell, Alberto Reyes

Votes: 85,807 | Gross: $46.46M

23. Without a Paddle (2004)

PG-13 | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Mystery

5.9
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29 Metascore

After their friend dies, three men decide to fulfill their childhood dream by going on a camping expedition for the lost D. B. Cooper bounty, with calamitous results.

Director: Steven Brill | Stars: Matthew Lillard, Seth Green, Dax Shepard, Matthew Price

Votes: 41,547 | Gross: $58.17M

24. Krampus (I) (2015)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.2
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49 Metascore

A boy who has a bad Christmas ends up accidentally summoning a festive demon to his family home.

Director: Michael Dougherty | Stars: Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, Allison Tolman

Votes: 55,235 | Gross: $42.59M

25. Bad Taste (1987)

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

6.7
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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: 41,286

26. The Tribe (1999–2003)

30 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.7
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A group of young adults struggle to survive in a world where all the adults have been killed by a mysterious virus.

Stars: Caleb Ross, Victoria Spence, Meryl Cassie, Antonia Prebble

Votes: 2,606

27. Power Rangers DinoThunder (2004)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.7
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An eccentric scientist and his partner, veteran Power Ranger Dr. Tommy Oliver, have created Dinosaur like robots called Bio Zords. After their laboratory is attacked by the evil Mesogog, ... See full summary »

Stars: James Napier Robertson, Kevin Duhaney, Emma Lahana, Jason David Frank

Votes: 2,258

28. Eagle vs Shark (2007)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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55 Metascore

Eagle vs Shark is 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: 20,604 | Gross: $0.22M

29. The Water Horse (2007)

PG | 112 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.5
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71 Metascore

A lonely boy discovers a mysterious egg that hatches a sea creature of Scottish legend.

Director: Jay Russell | Stars: Emily Watson, David Morrissey, Alex Etel, Bruce Allpress

Votes: 35,567 | Gross: $40.41M

30. Power Rangers S.P.D. (2005)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.5
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Fifteen years into the future, Earth has welcomed alien beings to live with humans. But peace is short lived, as a planet conquering alien force turns its destructive attention to Earth! ... See full summary »

Stars: Brandon Jay McLaren, Chris Violette, Matt Sadowski, Monica May

Votes: 2,150

31. Power Rangers Mystic Force (2006)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.7
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Legend says when the darkness arises, five brave teen sorcerers will be called to fight for the planet's survival - with the guidance from their wise mentor and the ancient Xenotome, book ... See full summary »

Stars: Firass Dirani, Angie Diaz, Richard Brancatisano, Melanie Vallejo

Votes: 1,871

32. Meet the Feebles (1989)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

6.7
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Multiple animals and insects experience the sleazier side of show business while working on a variety show.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Danny Mulheron, Donna Akersten, Stuart Devenie, Mark Hadlow

Votes: 17,771

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: 37,496 | Gross: $0.08M

34. The Men Who Built America: Frontiersmen (2018– )

TV-PG | History

7.8
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A look at the lives of iconic pioneers such as Daniel Boone, Lewis and Clark, Tecumseh, Davy Crocket and Andrew Jackson as they traveled across America.

Stars: Andrew Robertt, Robert I. Mesa, Ben Woollen, Jonathan C. Stewart

Votes: 346

35. Emperor (2012)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, History, War

6.5
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48 Metascore

As the Japanese surrender at the end of World War II, General Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find Aya, an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S.

Director: Peter Webber | Stars: Matthew Fox, Colin Moy, Tommy Lee Jones, Eriko Hatsune

Votes: 12,252 | Gross: $3.35M

36. River Queen (2005)

R | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.0
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An intimate story set during the 1860s in which a young Irish woman Sarah and her family find themselves on both sides of the turbulent wars between British and Maori during the British colonization of New Zealand.

Director: Vincent Ward | Stars: Samantha Morton, Kiefer Sutherland, Cliff Curtis, Temuera Morrison

Votes: 2,395

37. 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: 1,687

38. Daffodils (2019)

93 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

7.4
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A bittersweet love story told with beautiful re-imaginings of iconic New Zealand songs.

Director: David Stubbs | Stars: Rose McIver, George Mason, Kimbra, Fen Ikner

Votes: 85

39. Until They Sail (1957)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.5
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During WW2, husband-less New Zealand women meet and marry American soldiers who are fighting in the Pacific theater.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Jean Simmons, Paul Newman, Joan Fontaine, Piper Laurie

Votes: 1,100

40. Fresh Meat (2012)

TV-MA | 91 min | Comedy, Horror

5.4
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A dysfunctional gang of criminals takes a middle class Maori family hostage and discovers too late that they are cannibals.

Director: Danny Mulheron | Stars: Temuera Morrison, Kate Elliott, Hanna Tevita, Nicola Kawana

Votes: 1,481

41. 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: 3,585

42. The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot (2013 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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With the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who (1963) approaching, former Doctors Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy try to sneak onto the set of the anniversary special.

Director: Peter Davison | Stars: Sean Pertwee, Olivia Colman, Peter Davison, Louis Davison

Votes: 1,516

43. The Strip (2002–2004)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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A corporate lawyer, after finding her husband in bed with his lover, decides her life needs a new direction and chucks in her job, to open a strip club.

Stars: Luanne Gordon, Renée Ellwood, Jodie Rimmer, Mark Sant

Votes: 57

44. Mirror, Mirror (1995–1998)

30 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.2
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When Jo Tiegan is given an oval-shaped mirror, as a gift, by the elderly owner of an antique shop, she is amazed to see another girl's image in the mirror instead of her own reflection. It ... See full summary »

Stars: Petra Yared, Michala Banas, Nicholas Hooper, Judy McIntosh

Votes: 495

45. Chronesthesia (2016)

93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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When emotionally isolated barista Dan Duncombe starts receiving strange messages on the inside of his bedroom window, he is forced to become involved with the lives of the people around him... See full summary »

Director: Hayden J. Weal | Stars: Nick Blake, Bonnie Bryant, Colleen Cleary, Abby Damen

Votes: 331

46. Stray (I) (2018)

104 min | Drama

7.3
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In a cold and remote landscape, two strangers struggle to repair their broken pasts.

Director: Dustin Feneley | Stars: Kieran Charnock, Arta Dobroshi, Luciane Buchanan, Joel Fili

Votes: 96

47. Goodbye Pork Pie (1980)

R | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.9
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Local goon, Gerry, hires a yellow mini in Kaitaia using a stolen license. John's wife has just left him and moved to Invercargill. He is devastated and needs to talk to her. He has no ... See full summary »

Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Tony Barry, Kelly Johnson, Claire Oberman, Shirley Gruar

Votes: 997

48. Separation City (2009)

107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.8
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A painful tale about marriage, bad sex and requited love.

Director: Paul Middleditch | Stars: Joel Edgerton, Rhona Mitra, Danielle Cormack, Les Hill

Votes: 838

49. Dark Knight (2000– )

PG-13 | Fantasy

5.6
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Set in the dark ages, a time of fear, magic and mystery. Ancient evil is about to be unleashed on the land and the only hope is the sharp sword, the pure heart and the mysterious force that protects the 'Chosen One' Ivanhoe.

Stars: Charlotte Comer, Ben Pullen, Peter O'Farrell, Marama Jackson

Votes: 155

50. Broken English (1996)

NC-17 | 92 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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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: 643 | Gross: $0.48M


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