Illustrious Energy

Illustrious Energy (1988)

  • Genre: Drama, History
  • Release Date: 1988-11-01
  • User Rating: 8.5/10 from 2 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 36min
  • Production Company: New Zealand Film Commission
  • Production Country: New Zealand
  • Director:
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Chan and his older mate Kim prospect for gold in 1890s Otago. Marooned until they can pay off their debts and return to China; they’ve been fruitlessly working their claim for 12 and 27 years respectively. Chan faces racism, isolation, extreme weather, threatening surveyors, opium dens and a circus romance.

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    Writing Leon Narbey Screenplay
    Directing Leon Narbey Director
    Editing David Coulson Editor
    Sound Jan Preston Music
    Writing Martin Edmond Screenplay
    Production Chris Hampson Producer
    Production Don Reynolds Producer
    Art Jeanelle Aston Production Design
    Costume & Make-Up Trixie Woodill Costume Design
    Directing Richard A. Barker First Assistant Director
    Production Annette Loader Casting