The Dead Lands
- 108 min
- Directed by: Toa Fraser
- Written by: Glenn Standring
- Cast: James Rolleston, Lawrence Makaore, Rena Owen
- UK release: 29 May 2015
Set in New Zealand's distant past and performed entirely in Maori, the tale of Hongi (Rolleston), a young warrior who seeks vengeance against another tribe for the death of his father. Despite its commitment to its exotic setting it's oddly characterless and undistinguished.
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Reviews & features
The Dead Lands25 May 2015
Warring tribes are the focus of this entertaining Kiwi actioner from Toa Fraser
Fijian-British director Toa Fraser made 2008's Dean Spanley, a sweetly surreal, stiff-upper-lipped story of Edwardian Englishmen and resurrected dogs. It was a niche proposition, sure, but an oddly beautiful one all the same. After ballet drama Giselle…
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