Scarfies aka: Crime 101 - 1999
Essential Films - 87 min.
DVD UPC # 9315841998227; 736991482197
Cast: Willa O'Neill, Neill Rea, Ashleigh Seagar, Taika Cohen,
Charlie Bleakley, Jon Brazier.
Screenplay: Duncan Sarkies, Robert Sarkies; Director of
Photography: Stephen Downes; Editor: Annie Collins; Sound
Designer: Chris Burt; Producer: Lisa Chatfield; Director: Robert
This dark comedy is set in current Dunedin. A university student
has found an old, large"abandoned" house and proceeds to invite
other students to share. It even has running electricity. They
discover that most of the basement is securely locked and it
isn't long before someone gets it open and discovers a huge
automated pot growing operation. One of the students talks the
others into "harveting" the find and selling it to a dealer he
knows. Well, of course, shortly thereafter, the grower shows up,
and things turn nasty. This doesn't turn into a bloodfest, but it
does get a bit messy at times.
Censor Rating: R16 - Review rating: C+
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