No. 2

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No. 2 - aka: Naming Number Two - 2006


Colonial Encounters & Southern Light Films - 89 min.
DVD UPC # 9398520179032

Cast: Ruby Dee, Mia Blake, Rene Naufahu, Miriama McDowell, Taungaroa Emile,
Xavier Horan, Tuva Novotny, Antony Starr, Tanea Heke, Nathaneil Lees, Pio Terei.
Screenplay: Toa Fraser; Director of Photography: Leon Narbey; Editor: Chris Plummer;
Original Music: Don McGlashan; Costume Design: Kristy Cameron; Production Design: Phil Ivey;
Producers: Tim White, Philippa Campbell, Lydia Livingstone; Director: Toa Fraser.

The heart has gone out of Nanna Maria's (Ruby Dee) family. There are no parties - they don't even fight any more. Inspired by a dream of her childhood back in Fiji, Nanna demands that her grandchildren put on a big feast at which she will name her successor. The grandchildren reluctantly turn up, but as the day progresses their preparations unravel into chaos and an outraged Nanna calls the whole thing off. That's when everyone realises they have to pull out all the stops and give the crazy old lady what she wants, and what they all need. Infused with the heat and vibrancy of the South Pacific, No 2 is a big-hearted, exuberant story about what it takes to bring family together. Highly Recommended.

Censor Rating: PG - Review rating: B +

No. 2
Official MP4 Trailer



AVAILABILITY OF COPIES

It is available in New Zealand, and Australia as an R4 PAL DVD for about $30nz or $15au. The disc is 1.78 widescreen 16x9, 5.1 or 2.0 dolby digital. Spoken English - with optional English subtitles. There is an R2 version, available in Germany, with English and German soundtracks as well as subtitles, selling for about 25eur. The Extras include: On the Set of No. 2 (12:20 min.); 'Bath inthe River' music video (4:36 min.); Theatrical trailer (1:32 min.).
NOTE: As of December 2013, it is OOP and therefore it is Amazon and ebay worldwide search time.

Aro Video of Wellington has rental copies available for New Zealand addresses

As of 09 September 2017, the spoken German and English with German subtitle version is available from Amazon.de

NOTE: As of September 2015 there were copies being offered at Amazon UK



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SOUNDTRACK ON AUDIO CD

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REVIEWS

Cinema Aotearoa Review

Reviews at Letterboxd.com

At The Movies - Review by David Stratton

New Zealand Film Archive Info and Reviews

Pandabonium Review at Pacific Islander Blog

NZ Herald Review

MRQE Reviews (8 articles)

Brian McDonnell's Review in World Cinema Directory

The Australian Age Review

Mark Deming Review

Zelluloid (German) Review



TRAILERS - MISC

VIDEO VAULT - Links to trailers and clips for all titles.

NZ On Screen Videos & Comments

Bathe in the River music video by Hollie Smith and the Mount Raskil Preservation Society (from No. 2)

Rebecca Barry Hill's background report on the film's crew and actors

Information at the New Zealand Film Commission Website

Information at IMDB

Internet Movie Poster Awards

Australian TV Interview video with Toa Fraser



AWARDS

2006 - Atlanta Film Festival - Best Actress - Ruby Dee

2006 - New Zealand Screen Awards - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Ruby Dee
2006 - New Zealand Screen Awards - Best Performance by Actor in a Supporting Role - Rene Naufahu
2006 - New Zealand Screen Awards - Best Performance by Actress in a Supporting Role - Mia Blake
2006 - New Zealand Screen Awards - Best Achievement in Original Music - Don McGlashan
2006 - Sundance Film Festival - World Cinema - Dramatic Audience Award
2006 - Cinema des Antipodes, France - Audience Award for Best Feature




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