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.
A film crew are making a Reality TV show about a couple brought together by a dating agency. However, the couple are so incompatible that the crew must manipulate the relationship to get the footage they need.
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 »
Five Otago University students ('Scarfies') decide to squat in an empty house. They discover a locked room that holds a hidden treasure - a large quantity of marijuana. What happens when the cash-strapped students decide to become amateur druglords for the week? And what exactly should they do about the owner of the crop?Written by
A "Scarfie" is a Kiwi slang term for a university student, especially those who attend Otago University in Dunedin, New Zealand. See more »
The letter to Alex from his mother in Ettrick has the return address as "RD 1, Ettrick". Ettrick is not a valid postal town, and it isn't Rural Delivery 1 - the correct postal address for Ettrick and its rural surrounds is "RD 2, Roxburgh". See more »
You come about the flat?
I warn ya, this place is free for a reason. It's a shit hole. Still want to have a look?
Okay. Guided tour... Hallway, dark, damp, rat-infested.
[heads up the stairs]
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This film is another fine example of what New Zealand filmmakers can do when they hold the audiences' enjoyment above their own artistic w**k-ness.
The Sarkies Brothers have created an extremely (un)pleasant film that isn't really about University life at all, but about those staple cinematic conventions -paranoia, murder and er, flatting.
I strongly urge any one not from New Zealand to check out this little gem. God knows when it'll get released anywhere else though. I hope it gets onto screens in the U.S.
One quibble however, three times in the film, characters describe each other as 'jerks'. Honestly, who in New Zealand uses that word with a straight face? It's such a sitcom-ism. 'Dick' would have been much more suitable in my eyes.
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