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A drama about a Maori family living in Auckland, New Zealand. Lee Tamahori tells the story of Beth Heke’s strong will to keep her family together during times of unemployment and abuse from her violent and alcoholic husband.

7.9
22
Directed by

Lee Tamahori

Written by

Riwia Brown (Screenplay)
Alan Duff (Author)

Runtime

99 minutes

Country

New Zealand

Language

English

Tagline

A family in crisis, a life in chaos... Nothing is more powerful than a mother's love.

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Keywords

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