The Dead Lands
Directed by Toa Fraser
Hongi - a Maori chieftain’s teenage son – must avenge his father’s murder in order to bring peace and honor to the souls of his loved ones after his tribe is slaughtered through an act of treachery. Vastly outnumbered by a band of villains, led by Wirepa, Hongi’s only hope is to pass through the feared and forbidden Dead Lands and forge an uneasy alliance with the mysterious “Warrior”, a ruthless fighter who has ruled the area for years.
A Maori chieftain’s teenage son must avenge his father’s murder in order to bring peace and honor to the souls of his loved ones after his tribe is slaughtered through an act of treachery.
Cast: James Rolleston, Lawrence Makoare, Te Kohe Tuhaka, Xavier Horan, George Henare
Oh shit. This exceeded my expectations on many levels. Excellent is the word.
You just have to love Xavier Horan. A terrific talent here & in Dark Horse and Westside et al. Still waiting for this mini series to air with Kirk Torrance another Kiwi fav.
Excellent movie definitely worth watching
I absolutely love this movie. I'm so glad that Maori culture is entering the limelight in a real way. This film, while not strictly accurate, is a wonderful showing of Maori warrior culture. Couldn't rate it higher, or I would have.