Lost Tribe, The - 1985
Meridian Films - 92 min.
Cast: John Bach, Darien Takle, Don Selwyn, Martyn Sanderson, Emma Takle.
Screenplay: John Laing; Photography: Thomas Burstyn; Editor: Philip McDonald; Composer: Dave Fraser; Producers: Gary Hannam and John Laing; Director: John Laing.
When anthropologist Maxwell Scarry (John Bach) disappears from Fiordland while researching the lost tribe, Hawea, it is hinted that he has paid the price of violating tapu. Meanwhile back in Wellington, Edward Scarry, Maxwell's twin, is questioned by the police about the murder of a hooker. It appears that Maxwell did commit the murder, shortly before faking his own disappearance in Fiordland. Now the question is - what will happen when Edward goes off to Fiordland to find his brother. Weak narrative, but excellent cinematography of Fiordland, plus an eerie original soundtrack.
Censor Rating: M - Review Rating: C
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