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Once were warriors

Summary: In a poor suburb of Auckland, Jake and Beth Heke live a life defined by drunken parties, unstable friendships, and confrontations with authorities. Jake, a complex man with a rascal's charm, is weighted down by a quick temper, alcoholism, and an evil streak of male entitlement. Beth's beauty has been scarred by broken dreams and Jake's beefy fists. Yet her inner strength and desire to save her family make her the solid center around which this story of tragedy and hope is constructed.

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  • ISBN: 9786316670052
  • ISBN: 6316670052
  • Physical Description: videodisc
    1 videodisc (102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Film Movement, [2016]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from sell sheet.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1994.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Screenplay, Riwia Brown ; producer, Robin Scholes ; director, Lee Tamahori.; cinematographer, Stuart Dryburgh; editor, Michael Horton; designer, Michael Kane; music, Murray Grindlay, Murray McNabb.
Participant or Performer Note: Rena Owen, Temuera Morrison, Mamaengaroa Kerr-Bell.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: R; for pervasive language and strong depiction of domestic abuse, including sexual violence and substance abuse.
System Details Note:
Language Note:
English or Maori dialogue; English subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject: Abusive men Drama
Alcoholics Family relationships Drama
Maori (New Zealand people) Drama
Genre: Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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