Fracture - 2004

Savuti Films - 99 min.
DVD UPC/EAN # 9317731023729

Cast: Kate Elliott, Jared Turner, Tim Lee, John Noble, Miranda Harcourt, Liddy Holloway, Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Michael Hurst, Alistair Browning, Alicia Fulford-Wierzbicki, Cliff Curtis. Screenplay: Larry Parr, based upon the novel 'Crime Story' by Maurice Gee; Director of Photography: Fred Renata; Music: Victoria Kelly; Sound Designer: Tim Prebble; Editing: Jonathan Woodford-Robinson; Costume Design: Amanda Neale; Production Design: Kayne Horsham; Producer: Charlie McClellan;
Director: Larry Parr.

A young solo mother loves her son and his needs are formost, but she still has room in her heart for her very broken brother, even as her fundamentalist mother rejects her. But when the brother is responsible for a woman's broken neck, during his burglary of her house, families are changed as crisis amplifies and at times the young mother seems to be the only adult. Excellent performances from most of the cast, including the baby. This film is a project of the bankrupt 'Kahukura Productions' and probably its best. The camera work is top notch as is the soundtrack. I hope that Larry Parr is called upon to direct other projects, as I suspect a large part of the quality here is his doing. Highly recommended.

Censor Rating: R16 - Review rating: B+

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Varsity Review 9 June 2004 Review by Deborah Mudie

Sunday Star-Times, 5 September 2004 Review by Kiran Doss

The Press 11 September 2004 Review by James Croot, 2 April 2004 review by Nicki Harper

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2004 - St. Tropez Cinema des Antipodes - Best Actress for Kate Elliott & the French audience voted it the most popular film in the festival.

2005 - Oporto Film Festival (Portugal) - Best Actress - Kate Elliott

2005 - Fantasponto Film Festival - Best Actress - Kate Elliott

2005 New Zealand Screen Awards - Victoria Kelly for Best Original Music and Amanda Neale for Best Costume Design

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