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Broken English Film – 1996 Drama

Broken English

Film – 1996 Drama

R16 Restricted
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Nina (Aleksandra Vujcic) has emigrated downunder from wartime Croatia. When she falls in love with Māori cook Eddie (Julian Arahanga) and marries a Chinese man who is trying to stay in NZ, her domineering father Ivan is furious. The second movie from Gregor Nicholas remains one of the few from NZ in which Pākehā culture hardly features. The result was one of the highest-grossing NZ films of the 1990s. International reviews praised its power and strong cast — especially Croatian discovery Aleksandra Vujcic ("instantly alluring" said Janet Maslin). Vujcic won one of five NZ Film awards.

Stay away from her.
– Ivan (Rade Serbedzija) to Eddie (Julian Arahanga)

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Availability

Available on DVD from Fishpond, AroVideo and retail outlets.

Rights

The Sales Agent for this title is Beyond International.

Acknowledgements

Produced in association with the New Zealand Film Commission and New Zealand On Air.

Music

Soundtrack includes 'You Can't Hide Love' (Gerry De Veaux/ Charlie Mole / Angela Stone) performed by Maree Sheehan, traditional songs performed by Auckland's Dalmation Choir and 'E Ipo' performed by Prince Tui Teka.