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Twilight of the Gods (1996)

Following a pitched battle, a Maori warrior finds a wounded European soldier and helps him back to health. How will this clash of cultures in a time of warfare turn out?

Director:

Stewart Main

Writers:

Stewart Main, Wairua Wharemate-Sadler (additional story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Greg Mayor Greg Mayor ... Toa
Marton Csokas ... Soldier
John Maunsell John Maunsell ... Warrior
Tony Kingi Tony Kingi ... Warrior
Wayne Pivac Wayne Pivac ... Warrior
Joel Lund Joel Lund ... Renegade
Adam Cohen Adam Cohen ... Renegade
Craig Jenkins Craig Jenkins ... Renegade
Nick Abbs Nick Abbs ... Renegade
Gregan Songhurst Gregan Songhurst ... Renegade
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A Maori warrior comes upon the aftermath of a battle to find that the only survivor is a wounded enemy soldier. His wishes to avenge his fallen countrymen by finishing off this helpless enemy but the gods won't allow it (as conveyed to him through a spirit bird). Anguished that he must instead treat the soldier's wounds, he's further repelled by the soldier's incessant homosexual advances. Slowly and surprisingly, a change comes over the warrior to accept the soldier's advances, but the war all too soon intrudes upon them. Written by statmanjeff

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Quotes

Toa: Your roving hands are worse than a woman's! Back off, bitch on heat!
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Connections

Edited into Boys in Love 2 (1998) See more »

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really wonderful
26 May 2002 | by MattyMattSee all my reviews

I found this short film on a DVD called "The Best of Boys in Love," and it was the only really moving short film on the disc. Made in New Zealand, it's the story of a native hunter who nurses a wounded western soldier back to health, alone in a jungle. I don't know anything about New Zealand history or culture. But you don't have to in order to understand what's going on. The two characters don't share a language, culture, values, or loyalties, but they form a bond nevertheless. A really well-trimmed, simple story that doesn't sacrifice any depth.


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Country:

New Zealand

Language:

Maori | English

Release Date:

24 June 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El crepúsculo de los audaces See more »

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Mono

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1.66 : 1
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