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An intimate story set during the 1860s in which a young Irish woman Sarah and her family find themselves on both sides of the turbulent wars between British and Maori during the British colonization of New Zealand.

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Vincent Ward

Writers:

Vincent Ward (story), Vincent Ward (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Samantha Morton ... Sarah O'Brien
Kiefer Sutherland ... Doyle
Cliff Curtis ... Wiremu
Temuera Morrison ... Te Kai Po
Anton Lesser ... Baine
Rawiri Pene ... Boy (as David Rawiri Pene)
Stephen Rea ... Francis
Wi Kuki Kaa Wi Kuki Kaa ... Old Rangi
Mark Ruka Mark Ruka ... Hone
Mikaila Hutchinson Mikaila Hutchinson ... Young Sarah
Tyson Reweti Tyson Reweti ... Tommy Boy
Grayson Putu Grayson Putu ... Young Wiremu
Nathan Passfield Nathan Passfield ... Boy (7 years)
Laura Coyte Douglas Laura Coyte Douglas ... Theresa
Julie Ranginui Julie Ranginui ... Old Puhi
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An intimate story set during the 1860s in which a young Irish woman Sarah and her family find themselves on both sides of the turbulent wars between British and Maori during the British colonization of New Zealand.

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With darkness all around, only the heart can see. See more »


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Rated R for violent and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

New Zealand | UK

Language:

English | Maori

Release Date:

26 January 2006 (New Zealand) See more »

Also Known As:

Dois Mundos em Guerra See more »

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Budget:

NZD 13,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Production on the film was halted for several weeks after Samantha Morton fell sick. See more »

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The jerk rig rope attached to the stunt man is visible during the ambush. See more »

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Proud to be Maori!
17 July 2006 | by phillipaz1See all my reviews

This film was great as i'm still buzzing about the movie weeks later recommending it to heaps of others. For a New Zealand film it was wonderful, it really showed how beautiful New Zealand is and identifies how Our Maori people are unique and watching it makes me feel even more proud to be Maori. Boy (Rawiri Pene) was cool as thats exactly how i would say our Maori boys are like, he really did us all proud and has a big future a head of him. I liked the way they showed how smart, cunning and clued on the Maoris were during the war. All the critics need to remember how little New Zealand is compared to other Countries and at least the most important people believe in the movie and thats all that matters.


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