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This Richard Riddiford-directed relationship drama explores the restless homecoming of a Kiwi from her OE. Monica (Judy McIntosh) returns from Europe to sculptor Nick (Peter Hayden), who has stayed behind in Waiuku. She goads him into a road trip north, searching for connection to him and home. At a Dargaville pub they meet Riki (Rawiri Paratene), a charismatic poet who has left the city to find his Ngapuhi roots. Monica is intrigued by Riki's bond to his people and the land, which widens a rift between her and Nick. Caution: this excerpt contains bath tub sax. 

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It is a very delicately balanced film. Warmth and wit are cut through by some quite savage moments and the love story is so skilfully interwoven with the wider issues that it is all of a piece ... 
Everyone else does when they get back from overseas. 
Will you share bank accounts and should the need arise, not worry too much about pot bellies and menopause and about who buys the old Grecian 2000 when the old hair starts turning grey? 


1987 GOFTA Film and Television Awards 
Best Female Performance in a Leading Role - Film: Judy McIntosh
Best Female Performance in a Supporting Role - Film: Heather Bolton

Festivals include
1986 London Film Festival