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Water

Price: NZ$20.40

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 Letterbox
Duration: 15 mins
Year: 2004
Rating: [M]

NZ Short Film Collection

One morning seven-year-old Mary discovers a burst pipe under the kitchen sink. Rather than dealing to the problem, the family ignore the leak, preferring to follow their banal daily lives, including their anticipation of a rugby game versus France that night.

A black comedy of surreal proportions, Water is a film about procrastination, denial and global warming. How one small problem, when ignored, can lead to disastrous consequences.

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SKU 051015

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Va Tapuia

Price: NZ$20.00

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Format: DVD Video
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Stereo
Duration: 15 minutes
Language: Samoan with English subtitles

This film tells the story of a farmer, Lui, who is burdened by the death of his beloved wife. In turn he has infected his land and crops with his grief and sadness.

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There is also a widow, Malia, who has forsaken her abusive husband’s grave to the mercy of the elements. She is punished and haunted by his memory and she spends days sitting at the ruins of their home watching his grave slowly being consumed by the rising sea. Their chance meeting inspires Lui to reach out to her and change both their lives.

O lenei ata e faatatau I se faimaumaga, e igoa ia Lui, o loo mafatia ona o le oti faafuasei o lona toalua. O ona faanoanoaga ma le loto vaivai ua aafia ai foi lana galuega ma le
siosiomaga.

E le gata i lea, ae o le talaaga foi o se faletua e igoa ia Malia, o loo tauivi ma le loto salamo ona o le tuu lafoaina o le tuugamau o lona toalua fa’asaua.

O le fetaui o nei tagata e toalua o le a suia ai o la olaga.

SKU: 026001

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Turangawaewae: A Place to Stand

Price: NZ$20.40

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 Letterbox
Duration: 10 mins
Year: 2003
Rating: [M]

NZ Short Film Collection

Tiare (a koro, or old man), a Vietnam war veteran, lives homeless, wandering the city, collecting bits and pieces in his plastic bags. His daughter brings her own daughter to visit and tries yet again to persuade him to return to their ancestral home. He does not wish to go there.

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SKU 051005

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Truant

Price: NZ$20.40

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 Letterbox
Duration: 15 mins
Year: 2005
Rating: [R13]

NZ Short Film Collection

Most days Evan rides the bus all over town rather than face another day at school. He feels at home by himself, until one wet day he notices a slightly older, beautiful girl steal a wallet before jumping off the bus. Romy seems like the embodiment of everything he daydreams about: excitement, rebellion and sex. He is instantly fascinated and a tentative friendship emerges. Evan thinks he has found a companion that understands him, but he soon learns that he doesn’t understand Romy at all.

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SKU 051006

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Tiger Country

Price: NZ$40.95

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Duration: 90 mins
Year: 1998

Tiger Country is a raw realistic and darkly comic police drama set in the wild untamed suburbs of a New Zealand city.

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The drama centres on two police buddies and the ways they deal with the life and death issues that have become commonplace in their working lives. It also focuses on their relationships with those that inhabit their world but have little idea of the grim and seamy side of human nature they regularly confront.

The title Tiger Country reflects the fact that police work is tough, it’s dangerous, and delves into uncharted territory.

Tiger Country was written by writer and humorist Tom Scott, in association with former policeman, District Commander and Head of the Armed Offender Squad (now turned writer), Grant O’Fee.

A 90-minute telefeature following the fortunes of Detective Senior Sergeant Tony ‘Horse’ Radiscich, and his young team of Detective Constables, who patrol the suburbs of a large New Zealand city. Times are tough and there is increasing friction between the ‘haves and have nots’. Keeping a lid on it all isn’t easy since the police are also on the receiving end of funding cutbacks and decreased resources.

SKU 024007

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The Sunshine Man

Price: NZ$20.40

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 letterbox
Duration: 6 mins
Year: 2006

The Sunshine Man… if only we could see what he sees!

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For just one easy payment, you too can escape the disappointment and heartache of your existence. For a limited time only, The Sunshine Man offers you the golden opportunity to see life as he does!

But just remember ‘sometimes somethings, just aren’t what they seem,’ and after watching this curious dark comedy, you may think twice before hanging up on a salesperson.

From emerging director, Peter Tonks, this film is a visual treat with performances to match, and beautifully accompanied by Rhian Sheehan’s haunting soundtrack.

“The Sunshine Man is an expertly put together dark little parable. The film manages to be both whimsical and perverse, and that’s a neat trick for any film maker to pull off.”
Graeme Tuckett. National Radio, Dominion Post.

SKU 045001

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