Other Halves - 1984
Cast: Lisa Harrow, Mark Pilisi, Paul Gittins, Clare Clifford, Bruce Purchase, Emma Piper, Temuera Morrison.
Screenplay: Sue McCauley; Photography: Leon Narbey; Editor: Harley Oliver; Music: Don McGlashan; Producers: Tom Finlayson, Dean Hill; Director: John Laing.
A Polynesian (Nuie) street-kid and a much older middle-class housewife are both incarcerated in the same mental hospital - she for attempted suicide and he for habitual crime. A friendship grows between them such that she offers him a place to stay upon his release. However, difficulties arise with his continued criminal activities and dependence on her for support - then his gang moves in with them. The film is based upon Sue McCauley's award winning autobiographical novel.
Censor Rating: M - Review Rating: B-
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