Crooked Earth

Crooked Earth (2001)

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2001-08-23
  • User Rating: 6.3/10 from 2 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 36min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Communicado Productions
  • Production Country: New Zealand
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Will Bastion returns home from the army after an absence of 20 years to bury his father, the former chief of thee Maori tribe, Ngati Kaipuku. The eldest son, he is reluctant to inherit his fathers role, so it is taken more willingly by his younger brother, Kahu. Kahu is the leader of a band of drug dealers and trouble-makers who ride horses through the middle of town, wrecking peoples gardens. Under the guise of refusal of a land settlement, Kahu makes a large marijuana deal with some murdering city folk. Will must choose between loyalty for his brother and his father, Maori tradition, and contemporary financial issues.

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  • Temuera Morrison

    as Will Bastion
  • Jaime Passier-Armstrong

    as Ripeka Bastion
  • Lawrence Makoare

    as Kahu Bastion
  • Quinton Hita

    as Api
  • Nancy Brunning

    as Marama
Directing Sam Pillsbury Director
Production Robin Scholes Producer
Writing Greg McGee Writer
Writing Waihoroi Shortland Writer