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Director:Gregor Nicholas
Writers: Gregor Nicholas, Johanna Pigott and Jim Salter
Director of Photography:John Toon
Editor:David Coulson
Music:Murray Grindlay and Murray McNabb
Production Designer:Mike Kane
Producer:Robin Scholes
Sony Pictures Classics; NC-17; 90 minutes
Release:5/97
Cast:Rade Serbedzija, Aleksandra Vujcic, Julian Arahanga and Temuera Morrison

A volatile take on Romeo and Juliet fueled by racism and New Zealand's tumult over immigration. When salacious Croat Nina (Vujcic) falls for a Maori man, Eddie (Arahanga), her prejudiced father (Serbedzija) spins into a bitter rage. Nina further complicates an already tense situation when she agrees to a marriage of convenience with a Chinese man. Explicit sex scenes between Eddie and Nina explain the NC-17 rating.


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