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The Silent One

Spectacular underwater photography highlights the story of Jonasi, 'the silent one', a uniquely gifted young man sent from the sea as a baby to grow up in an isolated Pacific village. Separated from the villagers by his silence and their prejudices, Jonasi finds solace in his underwater world where he develops a special relationship with a huge white turtle. However, both Jonasi and the turtle are seen as evil spirits by the superstitious villagers. A series of natural disasters and a struggle for leadership within the village sweep Jonasi towards his strange destiny. Based on the novel by Joy Cowley.

Year: 1984
Genre: New Zealand Film, Children's & Family Theatre, Based on...
Country: NZ
Director: Yvonne Mackay
Starring: Pat Evison, Anzac Wallace, Rongo Tupatea Kahu, Telo Malese
Duration: 95 Minutes
Rating: G
7.1/10
Location in store: New Zealand Film

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