Rest for the Wicked

Rest For The Wicked - 2011

Antipodean Films/Esidarp Productions - 71 min.

DVD UPC/EAN # 9312590154485

Cast: Bruce Allpress, John Bach, Tony Barry, Ken Blackburn, Elisabeth Easther, Elizabeth McRae, Ian Mune, Shailesh Prajapati, Ilona Rodgers, Stephanie Tauevihi, Sara Wiseman, Irene Wood, Teresa Woodham.
Screenplay: Bob Moore from a Nick Ward story; Director of Photography: Jos Wheeler; Editor: Paul Maxwell; Music: David Long; Production Designer: Shayne Radford; Production Coordinator: Angela da Silva; Makeup & Hair Design: Natalie Perks; Costume Designer: Kristy Steele; Special Effects Supervisor: Gunner Ashford; Visual Effect Supervisor: Zane Holmes; Producer: Maile Daugherty;
Director: Simon Pattison.

Ex-cop Murray(Tony Barry), is compelled to come out of retirement for one last case, when he finds out his old nemesis Frank (John Bach) is now in the Knightsbridge Gardens Retirement Village(Filmed at the Remuera Gardens Retirement Village, Auckland). In order to catch his man, Murray goes undercover by becoming a resident. He also discovers a world of sex, drugs and rocking chairs where life is lived and being old does not mean feeling past it. However Murray discovers that things are not always what they may seem to be. Although I thought that some editing decisions were less than ideal, overall a worthwhile visit and I loved the ending.

Censor Rating: M - Review Rating: C+

Rest for the Wicked
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Bob Moore's Review at The Big Idea

Peter Calder's Review at NZ Herald

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Sarah Watt's Review at Sunday Star Times

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