The Reluctant Hero (2008)

Some three years after an "incident" in Afganistan, Corporal Apiata is informed by his commanding Officer that he is to be awarded the most prestigious military honor of them all - the ... See full summary »

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Steven O'Meagher
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Credited cast:
Willie Apiata Willie Apiata ... Himself
Temuera Morrison ... Narrator
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Some three years after an "incident" in Afganistan, Corporal Apiata is informed by his commanding Officer that he is to be awarded the most prestigious military honor of them all - the Victoria Cross.For Willie, used to the deeply covert life of an SAS soldier, it is the start of a roller coaster ride into the forefront of the public eye. In Reluctant hero, we journey with Willie as he copes with the pressure of being a recognisable public figure, a proud role model for Maori, and hero to the nation.We follow Willie from the moment that he learns of the award and go behind the scenes with his family; at the NZSAS; the Victoria Cross investiture at Government House; back to his hometown marae and we relive the "incident" which earned him the coveted Victoria Cross. Written by Michelle Duff

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The exclusive story behind New Zealand's newest hero

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Country:

New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 2008 (New Zealand) See more »

Filming Locations:

Belgium See more »

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Production Co:

Desert Road Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

6-Track Stereo

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Commanding Officer NZSAS: There are only two caveats placed in the awarding of the Victoria Cross. The first is that a single act of extraordinary valour occured. The second is that the nature of this deed was so great it helped turn the tide of the battle being conducted. I also read that you have to have a 90 percent chance of dying.
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Greates film ever made
17 July 2019 | by oskhlSee all my reviews

Godfather, the shining, 2001 a space Odyssey, lord of the rings? make way for reluctant hero 1 the best movie created by man.


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