In New Zealand in the 1860s the native Maori people fought the British colonials to keep the land guaranteed to them by treaty. The warrior Te Wheke fights for the British until betrayal leads him to seek utu (revenge). The settler Williamson in turn seeks revenge after Te Wheke attacks his homestead. Meanwhile Wiremu, an officer for the British, seems to think that resistance is futile.
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Utu is translated (by the Maori people) not as revenge, but as balanced exchange or reciprocity. See more
Original New Zealand version runs 118 minutes; US version was cut to 105 minutes. See more