Once Were Warriors

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Once Were Warriors

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Once Were Warriors

Release Date: September 02, 1994

Year    :   1994
Slogan    :   «A family in crisis, a life in chaos... Nothing is more powerful than a mother's love.»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Avalon Studios, New Zealand Film Commission, NZ on Air
Director    :   Lee Tamahori
Producers    :   Robin Scholes, Don Selwyn
Writers    :   Riwia Brown, Alan Duff
RunTime    :   99 mins.
Revenue    :   1608570

A drama about a Maori family living in Auckland, New Zealand. Lee Tamahori tells the story of Beth Heke’s strong will to keep her family together during times of unemployment and abuse from her violent and alcoholic husband.




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