Savuti Films - 99 min.
DVD UPC # 9317731023729
Cast: Kate Elliott, Jared Turner, Tim Lee, John Noble, Miranda Harcourt, Liddy Holloway, Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Michael Hurst, Alistair Browning, Alicia Fulford-Wierzbicki, Cliff Curtis.
Screenplay: Larry Parr, based upon the novel 'Crime Story' by Maurice Gee; Director of Photography: Fred Renata; Music: Victoria Kelly; Sound Designer: Tim Prebble; Editing: Jonathan Woodford-Robinson; Costume Design: Amanda Neale; Production Design: Kayne Horsham; Producer: Charlie McClellan;
Director: Larry Parr.
A young solo mother loves her son and his needs are formost, but she still has room in her heart for her very broken brother, even as her fundamentalist mother rejects her. But when the brother is responsible for a woman's broken neck, during his burglary of her house, families are changed as crisis amplifies and at times the young mother seems to be the only adult. Excellent performances from most of the cast, including the baby. This film is a project of the bankrupt 'Kahukura Productions' and probably its best. The camera work is top notch as is the soundtrack. I hope that Larry Parr is called upon to direct other projects, as I suspect a large part of the quality here is his doing. Highly recommended.
Censor Rating: R16 - Review rating: B+