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The Strength of Water (2009)

When a mysterious stranger arrives in their isolated coastal town, 10-year-old twins, Kimi and Melody are forced apart. Kimi must find the strength to let go of what he loves the most.

Director:

Armagan Ballantyne
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3 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Isaac Barber Isaac Barber ... Tai
Hato Paparoa Hato Paparoa ... Kimi
Melanie Mayall-Nahi Melanie Mayall-Nahi ... Melody
McCarthy Pearse McCarthy Pearse ... Darren
Jim Moriarty Jim Moriarty ... Gibby
Richmond Patua Richmond Patua ... Rongo
Nancy Brunning Nancy Brunning ... Joy
Shayne Biddle Shayne Biddle ... Gene
Trearjn Prangley Trearjn Prangley ... Ani
Sade Raukawa Sade Raukawa ... Lydia
Stevie Raukawa Stevie Raukawa ... Lydia
Matthew Sunderland ... Hunter
Pare Paseka Pare Paseka ... Tirea
Denise Proctor Denise Proctor ... Nan
Joanne Daniels Joanne Daniels ... Kai Karanga
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When a mysterious stranger arrives in their isolated coastal town, 10-year-old twins, Kimi and Melody are forced apart. Kimi must find the strength to let go of what he loves the most.

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Genres:

Drama

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Official Sites:

The Strength of Water

Country:

New Zealand | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 August 2009 (New Zealand) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Magie des Wassers See more »

Filming Locations:

Mitimiti, New Zealand See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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beautiful and moving
8 March 2009 | by talkingduckSee all my reviews

I was lucky enough to see this @ Berlin film festival.

It was one of the visually beautiful and moving films I saw!

It stood out for me through it's compelling subject matter and stunning landscapes.

The performances were extraordinary. They kids were so real and open in their performances. I got a glimpse into a culture I didn't know yet found something universal within it...

The audience around me were laughing and crying with me... I think we were all taken by the heart and warmth of this film.

This is the sort of film that needs to be seen. I hope it gets a release outside the festival circuit. I can't wait to see what the director (and writer) do next.

As you can see this film moved me...


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