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In the 1960s on the east coast of New Zealand, two Maori sheep-shearing families  the Mahanas and the Poatas  are longstanding enemies and commercial rivals. 14-year-old Simeon Mahana, the youngest son, is in conflict with his traditionalist grandfather, Tamihana. As Simeon unravels the truth behind the longstanding family vendetta, he risks not just his own future prospects, but the cohesion of the entire tight-knit society. This is proudly a Maori story with a Maori denouement, and it's a fitting reminder of the important place Ihimaera occupies in our national literature.  NZ Herald

Year: 2016
Genre: Drama, New Zealand Film
Country: NZ
Director: Lee Tamahori
Starring: Nancy Brunning, Temuera Morrison, Jim Moriarty, Akuhata Keefe
Duration: 119 Minutes
Rating: M - Sexual references & content that may disturb.
Location in store: New Zealand Film

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