Sometimes first love is found in the most unlikely of places, like in the carpark outside the Te Kaha pub.


Taika Waititi


Taika Waititi
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rangi Ngamoki ... Romeo
Hutini Waikato Hutini Waikato ... Polly
Te Ahiwaru Ngamoki-Richards Te Ahiwaru Ngamoki-Richards ... Ed
Riwai Waka Riwai Waka ... Koro (as Waka Riwai)
Dion Waikato Dion Waikato ... Tangata
Taipua Adams Taipua Adams
Rebecca Hampton Rebecca Hampton
Regan Hei Regan Hei
Sidney Hei Sidney Hei
Bronwyn Insley Bronwyn Insley
Carol Insley Carol Insley
Maria Matchitt Maria Matchitt
Lorraine Ngamoki Lorraine Ngamoki
Michael Toki-Pangari Michael Toki-Pangari
Erina Paora Erina Paora


How do people connect? At night a car is parked by the Te Kaha Hotel and Pub in rural New Zealand. Two brothers, about 10 years of age, sit inside waiting for their parents. Ed is reading a book. Romeo notices a girl about their age sitting in a car not far away, also waiting for her parents. Romeo shouts a few insults at her. She ignores him for awhile then answers back. Later, Romeo sneaks up and tries to scare her. They talk; he brags, she calls him out. She's Polly, maybe 11. He notices a ring she has - studded with diamonds. He yells questions at Ed. He asks if he can see the ring. Should she let him hold it? Written by <>

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Short | Drama | Romance


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A vignette masterpiece
26 May 2018 | by mvestutoSee all my reviews

This film, while short, is nothing short of a masterpiece. It has everything covered, great acting, great camera work, great storyline and writing. The subject matter is rarely approached by filmmakers and I applaud Waititi and Co. in their artful piece.

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New Zealand


English | Maori

Release Date:

January 2004 (USA) See more »

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Two Cars, One Night See more »

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1.85 : 1
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