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17th October 1996

Once Were Warriors

Director: Lee Tamahori

New Zealand, 1994

Run Time: 102 minutes, Certificate: 18,
Genre: Crime, Drama, Language: English, Maori, Spanish


A massive success in its native New Zealand (where it outgrossed Jurassic Park)), Once Were Warriors is a hard-hitting portrait of Auckland's Maori community, centering around a mother of three battling to keep her family together, with no help from her brutish husband - but the film shows how the changes in Maori society have led to a kind of social emasculation: all these men have left is their physical strength, which is less and less needed,

Number of reactions 43 Average score 6.6

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