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 »
After the Civil War, a group of fearless Southern plantation women band together to rescue two young girls (one African-American and one Cherokee Indian) who are kidnapped by KKK members after witnessing the lynching of a black landowner.
Janey is on vacation with her brother, Jim, mother, Kate, and father Ed, at their beach house on the Mahurangi Peninsual in New Zealand. Ed and Kate, who are on the verge of divorce, sit around in the back yard all day drinking whiskey and Janey and Jim are left to their own devices. Cady, a local boatee who is having an affair with Kate, catches Janey's pubescent eye. In response to his wife's drinking problem and recurring infidelity, Ed turns to alcohol, ignoring his children almost as much as his wife, which eventually leads to a character's fate.Written by
Although this film is set in the year 1972, the partygoers at Ed and Kate's party are dancing to the Sherbert song "Howzat", which was not released until 1976. See more »
I'd like to have some nice photo's.
'Cause I want to.
Why do you need a portfolio?
I don't know.
What would you do with a portfolio?
I think it'd give me good confidence.
I didn't think you needed it.
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Written by Garth Porter (as G. Porter) and Tony Mitchell (as A. Mitchell)
Rondor Australia-Razzle Music
Administered by Universal Music Publishing pty ltd
Performed by Sherbet
Licensed courtesy of Festival/Mushroom Records See more »
I fail to see what the title had to do with the film, but that aside, Rain is a terrific tribute to the director, Christine Jeffs, and both the adult and actors. Right from the beginning, I could strongly sense the barren atmosphere of the location and the self-destructive behaviour of the adults. The acting of the girl/woman and her little brother was stunning, and credit must go to Christine Jeffs for ensuring that exactly the right tone was struck throughout. It so easily could have been a creepy Disney effort had the script not been so deftly performed and directed by such a skilled team. There could hardly be an adult watching this wonderful film who did not have their own childhood flooding back as they watched the girl/woman and her brother interact.
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