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The story of how one man's crime ruins the lives of two families forever.

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Larry Parr

Writers:

Maurice Gee (novel), Larry Parr (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Elliott ... Leeanne Rosser
Jared Turner ... Brent Rosser
Timothy Lee Timothy Lee ... Clyde Rosser (as Tim Lee)
Miranda Harcourt Miranda Harcourt ... Irene Rosser
Jamal Spellacey Jamal Spellacey ... Sam Rosser
John Noble ... Howard Peet
Liddy Holloway Liddy Holloway ... Gwen Peet
Jennifer Ward-Lealand ... Ulla Peet
Michael Hurst ... Athol Peet
Alistair Browning ... Gordon Peet
Alicia Fulford-Wierzbicki Alicia Fulford-Wierzbicki ... Olivia Peet
Sara Brodie Sara Brodie ... Darlene Peet
Paul Glover ... Danny
Brenda Kendall Brenda Kendall ... Mrs. Ponder
Julian Arahanga ... Detective Harawira
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Leeanne Rosser'sa strong but world-weary 20 year-old solo mother. She sits on a train with her one-year-old son, Sam, on their way to visit her mum, as It's her mother's birthda. But her religious mother refuses to accept Sam, as he was born out of wedlock. Leeanne's father's helpless to bring them together. Unknown to all of them, Leeanne's brother, Brent is out pretending to be a student or a bible salesman, and then robs houses when their owners are absent. Today an unsuspecting victim,returns home during his robbery. Brent panics and sends her plummeting down the steps. For Leeanne and her family, and that of Brent's robbery-gone-wrong victim, everything is changed from that moment on. Written by NZ Film Commission

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A single crack can shatter everything. See more »

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Drama | Thriller | Crime

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Country:

New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 2004 (New Zealand) See more »

Also Known As:

Crime Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Auckland, New Zealand See more »

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Budget:

NZD 363,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Cruel reflection on humanity
6 November 2006 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film is about a young man committing a crime, and how the crime changed 2 families' life and his life forever.

This film is particularly impressive when it comes to the acting performance. Brent, the burglar, goes through emotional turmoil after accidentally paralysing someone. The way he struggles with himself is very well portrayed. The way how he slowly hates himself for having done such a crime is fully shown. The scene where he had to deal with the hand that left fingerprints around was extremely disturbing. Brent's sister also performs well in this film. She is rejected by her parents, and is a victim of domestic violence. She is so desperate for help, but she does not get any.

This film serves as a reflection as to how our little action in daily life can have profound effects on others.


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