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The Man Who Lost His Head (2007)

Not Rated | | Comedy | TV Movie 26 August 2007
Martin Clunes plays a curator from an English museum who is being asked to return a mystical Maori relic to New Zealand. All sorts of cultural misunderstanding abound as well as an unexpected romantic attraction.

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... Ian Bennett
... Nigel Harrison
... Adrian Minter
... George
Paki Cherrington ... Uncle Hohepa (as Te Paki Cherrington)
Nicola Kawana ... Lollie
Gordon Toi ... Sonny
Ben Kelly ... Max
... Waka
Dominic Ona-Ariki ... Bryce
Natalija Butler ... Maata
Nikita Butler ... Kura
Julie Crean ... Emma
... Zac
Elizabeth McRae ... Mary
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Martin Clunes plays a curator from an English museum who is being asked to return a mystical Maori relic to New Zealand. All sorts of cultural misunderstanding abound as well as an unexpected romantic attraction.

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£2,000,000 (estimated)
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"Star vehicles" should be taken off the road
7 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

I don't know how Martin Clunes ever reached the dizzy heights of star vehicles -- no, actually it's much more than that. Here we're talking something closer to vanity project set in a long-haul holiday destination. It's a total mystery how Clunes got to this point, but somehow it happened and ITV picked up the tab in a sad attempt to revive its flagging ratings.

This film drags on for a long time. It could have been fitted into half an hour with little loss. Frankly, it's boring. You can watch large parts of it quite efficiently at 4x speed. It's still very easy to work out what's going on, since the plot and characterisations are clichéd.

Forget it.


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