Charlotte Lockton, a wealthy, upper class, English immigrant, chooses to forgo all of her home luxuries to find her kidnapped baby son. She navigates her way through the unruly and wild world of the gold rush in 1860's New Zealand, finding unlikely friendship amongst the hustlers, whores, Maori Warriors and Chinese Miners. But in the end, she must face the man who took the boy - and become the woman she never thought she'd be. Written by
I bought this as I know little of NZ - other than my niece is currently spending Christmas there. I was very pleasantly surprised. Contrary to the very negative review (from Anastuna) that I have only just read, I found the film very very watchable. The costumes and the period seem convincingly portrayed, the acting sure-footed and Ms Eve, especially, does an excellent job.
The script does jump a little and the viewer must surmise some of the (obvious) continuity - but this is a minor objection to what all my family agreed was an extremely good film.
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