Sons For The Return Home - 1979
DVD UPC 9418212012321
Cast: Fiona Lindsay, Uelese Petaia, Moira Walker, Lani Tupu, Alan Jervis, Amalamo Tanielu, Anne Flannery.
Screenplay: Paul Maunder, based upon the book by Albert Wendt; Director of Photography: Alun Bollinger; Editor: Christine Lancaster; Music: Malcolm Smith; Art Director: Vincent Ward; Producer: Don Blakeney; Director: Paul Maunder.
A Samoan male, Sione, and a Palagi New Zealand female,Sarah, meet while studying at Victoria University. A relationship develops quickly, but each finds the other's culture a hard adjustment. Friends and family are not supportive, particularly when she becomes pregnant, although he proposes marriage. She leaves for Australia for an abortion and he returns to Samoa. An uneven production that has definite merit. Filmed in Wellington, Taupo and Western Samoa.
Censor Rating:R16 - Review rating: C+
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