Mauri - 1988
Awatea Films - 96 min.
EAN/UPC # 9418212011232
Cast: Anzac Wallace, Eva Rickard, James Heyward, Susan D. Ramari Paul, Sonny Waru, Rangimarie Delamere, Willie Raana, Geoff Murphy, Don Selwyn, Temuera Morrison.
Production Designer: Ralph Hotere; Photography: Graeme Cowley; Editor: Nicholas Beauman; Musical Director: Hirini Melbourne; Original Music and Performance by: Amokura; Wardrobe supervisor: Rangitinia Otene Wilson; Special Effects: Richard Rautjoki;
Written, produced and directed by: Merata Mita
Rewi returns to a small country town (Te Kaha). He is deeply troubled by something mysterious in his past. He cannot bring himself to form a relationship with the woman he loves, even though his feelings are reciprocated. The truth is that Rewi is not who he pretends to be. He had been involved in serious crime, but had escaped. He had picked up a hitchhiker, the real Rewi, and after a car accident had resulted in the death of the hitchhiker, took over his identity. He is pursued by the ghost of the dead man. Mauri was the first full-length feature to be made by a Maori woman, and the first entirely from a Maori perspective. Beautiful cinematography with a soundtrack that uses traditional Maori instruments.
Censor Rating: G - Review Rating: C+
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