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Naming Number Two (2006)

No. 2 (original title)
A matriarch organizes a feast with her family, in which she will name her successor.

Director:

Toa Fraser

Writer:

Toa Fraser
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ruby Dee ... Nanna Maria
Mia Blake Mia Blake ... Charlene
Rene Naufahu Rene Naufahu ... Erasmus
Miriama McDowell ... Hibiscus
Taungaroa Emile ... Soul
Xavier Horan ... Tyson
Tuva Novotny ... Danish Maria
Antony Starr ... Shelly
Tanea Heke Tanea Heke ... Aunty Cat
Nathaniel Lees ... Uncle John
Pio Terei Pio Terei ... Uncle Percy
Brandon Lakshman Brandon Lakshman ... Moses
Tayla-Lee Griffin Tayla-Lee Griffin ... Nia
Joe Folau ... Pule
Michelle Ang ... Grace
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Storyline

Living in Mt. Roskill, Auckland, Nana Maria struggles to get her grandchildren together for a traditional Fijian feast in which she means to name her successor as Matriarch. Film runs over about a 18 hour or so period of time. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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Nanna Maria's last feast may be her family's last hope. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic material, language, sensuality, brief violence and smoking | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 February 2006 (New Zealand) See more »

Also Known As:

Naming Number Two See more »

Filming Locations:

Auckland, New Zealand See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

NZD 4,324,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$36,073 (New Zealand), 10 March 2006, Limited Release
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Numero Films Ltd. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Soundtracks

Break it to Pieces
by Tha Feelstyle
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What a wonderful film...
21 February 2006 | by summer_kr75See all my reviews

There are films and there are films with a soul. No. 2 is a film with a big soul and needs no special effects no big budgets or big names to be a big little film.

It takes the time that is necessary to tell a story so unusual in nowadays cinematic landscape, a story that makes the audience feel and touches the souls of those who are willing to listen to it.

There are wonderful performances of several actors to observe and No.2 shows how a wonderful script has no need for a big budget. It's not a tearjerker or going for the easy laughs, it's not a black and white movie but shows the shades of grey that make life life.

I laughed, frowned, had tears in my eyes, cringed, smiled and felt touched so many times.

It is one of these films that can be distinguished from the majority of films by its ability to make you feel and that somehow cause your whole being to be uplifted by the time you leave the cinema.

It's one of the films that linger and hold the audience so captive that only after the credits have been rolling for quite a while, the first people start to reluctantly file out of the theatre.


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