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The Last Saint (2014)

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Minka is a teenage Polynesian boy living in the heart of the city. With his P-addicted mother well on the way to going completely off the rails, three people enter his life - each with a promise - each with the power to destroy.

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Rene Naufahu

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Rene Naufahu
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Beulah Koale ... Minka
Calvin Tuteao ... Joe
Joseph Naufahu ... Pinball
Xavier Horan Xavier Horan ... Tiger
Joy Vaele Joy Vaele ... Lia
Colin Moy ... Spanner
Sophia Huybens Sophia Huybens ... Zoey
Jared Turner ... Gaz
Saia Folau Saia Folau ... Feleti
Mike King ... Tui
Jane Matthews Jane Matthews ... Miss Woods
Taren Cunningham Taren Cunningham ... Candy
Shushila Takao ... Danger
Fine Kupu Fine Kupu ... Kepu
Mariska Schoeman Mariska Schoeman ... Showgirl
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Minka is a teenage Polynesian boy living in the heart of the city. With his P-addicted mother well on the way to going completely off the rails, three people enter his life - each with a promise - each with the power to destroy.

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Sometime doing right means doing wrong

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Growing up on the wrong side of the tracks in a dysfunctional New Zealand.
4 February 2016 | by t-dooley-69-386916See all my reviews

Minka is 'a good boy' he doesn't drink, smoke or do drugs. He also has to look after his drug dependant mother who redefines the word 'mess'. He is trying to hold it together with no help from the authorities then his long lost father shows up. This is Joe and he is far from paternalistic. He runs a lap dancing joint and introduces Minka to the seedy underbelly of New Zealand culture but with a Tongan twist.

That is when his coming of age begins and he has to deal with the drugs, alcohol, sex and violence that go with that 'scene' and his hormones plus the familial strife.

Now this is sold on its 'unrelenting violence', and there is some but it is done in a realistic way and it is the fear that is more terrifying and there are some show stopping performances especially from Joseph Naufahu ('Spartacus: War of the damned') as the rather mental Pinball. This is a bit 'nothing new to see here' in that we have all seen films with the same or similar plot lines. However, they do this really well and it is a totally independent effort that has the feel of quality for the most part and had me fair gripped for the most part so is one I would recommend.


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New Zealand

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English

Release Date:

28 August 2014 (New Zealand) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Auckland, New Zealand

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