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Bellbird (2019)

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In the wake of the loss of his beloved wife, a rural community rallies around a farmer to help him deal with his grief.

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Hamish Bennett

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Hamish Bennett (Writer)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Marshall Napier ... Ross
Annie Whittle Annie Whittle ... Beth
Cohen Holloway ... Bruce
Rachel House ... Connie
Stephen Tamarapa Stephen Tamarapa ... Clem
Kahukura Reitimana Kahukura Reitimana ... Marley
Kip Chapman ... Graeme
Simon Ferry Simon Ferry ... Farm Advisor
Jason Hodzelmans ... Peter Shaw
Bree Peters ... Ana
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kahukura Retimana Kahukura Retimana ... Marley
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In the wake of the loss of his beloved wife, a rural community rallies around a farmer to help him deal with his grief.

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 2019 (New Zealand) See more »

Also Known As:

Bellbird See more »

Filming Locations:

Maungakaramea, New Zealand

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$307,010
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Dolby Digital

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Bellbird follows on from Hamish Bennett's award-winning short film Ross & Beth (2014). See more »

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me-e-e-and the farmer
10 February 2020 | by ops-52535See all my reviews

They sang once from a british band in the 1980's, and this nz rural farmers realism feature film, are basic stuff, and it a low budget, but still a film that you canrelate to on the human level. the premises, the farm, is all thats needed to make a farm film, you put some actors on the location and well its a film.

loss and grief are the main topic, and the story delves into the sensations with bravour. not the screamingly meltdown sorrow, just the calm self absorbing grumpy old man have always been kinda sorrow..

grief does usually mend itself over the years and the way things develop between father and son gives high hopes for the future.

its a farm film, but also a film on the human mind, so you wont regret having a look.the grumpy old man did and it felt ok.


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