Once Were Warriors

Once Were Warriors

Once Were Warriors

  Beth Heke (Rena Owen) comes from a respected Maori family. 18 years ago she married against the wishes of her parents and left her family. Today she is a mother of five children and now lives with her unemployed husband Jake (Temuera Morrison) in a dreary suburb of a New Zealand city. Jake falls for years been increasingly see the alcohol and Beht by helplessly as his drunkenness has affected the structure of the family. Beatings and rape are commonplace, the family as a shelter long ago no longer exists, but has turned into the exact opposite. With the parents, the children lose their grip. Boogie (Taungaroa Emile) ends up because of various offenses in an educational institution, which means, given the parlous situation in the family is still very fortunate. Finally, there is a tragedy, raped as Bully (Cliff Curtis), a friend of Jake, whose minor daughter Grace (Mamaengaroa Kerr Bell), hanged himself shortly afterward in the garden of her parents. The situation escalates. Suddenly, Beth begins to rebel against the violence of her husband and separated from him. When she takes refuge with her family, she remembers her roots of life in the Maori culture.

Presented by director Lee Tamahori’s film The Last Warrior / Oce Were Warriors is as realistic as gripping and staged theatrically compelling family tragedy. Although the film forcefully and accurately describes the problems of indigenous people of New Zealand, he is also keeping a quasi-universal film about the martyrdom of a woman who can not give it up to her violent husband.

(Joachim Kurz)

Title: Once Were Warriors Original Title: Once Were Warriors Country of production: New Zealand Year of production: 1994 Length: (# ) 100 (Min)

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