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Two Cars, One Night (2004)

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

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Taika Waititi

Writer:

Taika Waititi
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 12 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Rangi Ngamoki Rangi Ngamoki ... Romeo
Hutini Waikato Hutini Waikato ... Polly
Te Ahiwaru Ngamoki-Richards Te Ahiwaru Ngamoki-Richards ... Ed
Riwai Waka Riwai Waka ... Koro
Dion Waikato Dion Waikato ... Tangata
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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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Drama | Romance | Short

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Country:

New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dwa samochody, jedna noc See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Romeo: Cause then I wouldn't have a diamond ring.
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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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