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The Price of Milk (2000)

Lucinda, Rob and their 117 cows lead a charmed existence in a magic land. He milks, she's the honey. But Lucinda is worried that their happiness cannot last. She tests their love with a game of sabotage that threatens to curdle everything.

Director:

Harry Sinclair

Writer:

Harry Sinclair
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danielle Cormack ... Lucinda
Karl Urban ... Rob
Willa O'Neill ... Drosophila
Michael Lawrence Michael Lawrence ... Bernie
Rangi Motu Rangi Motu ... Auntie
Lawrence Makoare ... Nephew
Chris Graham ... Nephew
Ray Bishop Ray Bishop ... Nephew
Toi Iti Toi Iti ... Nephew
Bobby Tau Bobby Tau ... Additional golfer
Luke Hiki Luke Hiki ... Additional golfer
Michael Sweeney Michael Sweeney ... Additional golfer
Tahuna Minhinnick Tahuna Minhinnick ... Additional golfer
Hiku Minhinnick Hiku Minhinnick ... Additional golfer
Karaka Taupa Karaka Taupa ... Additional golfer
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Storyline

New Zealand milk farmer Rob gives his lover Lucinda a ring. Trying to spark up her relationship with Rob, she takes her friend Drosophila's advice and starts to try and make Rob angry. But she tends to go too far. Admiring her ring while driving a lonely road, she has a run-in with an older woman that sets off a chain of events that begins with her quilt being stolen. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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A man, a woman, and 117 cows.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for drug use and sensuality/nudity | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 2001 (New Zealand) See more »

Also Known As:

Cena mleka See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,027, 18 February 2001

Gross USA:

$111,124
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Director Harry Sinclair was inspired to make this film when he heard the music of Russian composer Anatol Liadov playing on the radio while scouting the New Zealand countryside. See more »

Goofs

Early in the film, while Lucinda is chopping wood, you hear the chop of the axe before she completes her swing. See more »

Crazy Credits

The opening credits are embroidered on the couple's quilt, which moves as they sleep under it to reveal the names of cast and crew. See more »

Soundtracks

Kikimora, Op.63
Music by Anatol Liadov
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Quirky but enjoyable romance
15 February 2001 | by drosse67See all my reviews

An unusual romantic comedy for Valentines Day viewing. This is clear within the first half hour, when the hopelessly in love couple baths in a tub and washes dishes at the same time. The movie uses milk to represent Lucinda's hidden desire to have a child, although the movie really seems to be about the price of love, not milk--the lovers are given extreme chances to test their love and faithfulness. I liked the film, although some of its imagery was a bit too much.


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