When his father dies, Will Bastion (Temuera Morrison) returns home after an absence of 20 years. Tradition dictates that he takes on the mantle of tribal chief, but he's not interested. His brother, Kahu, seizes the opportunity, but he's a drug-dealing thug with radical ideas. When Will sees the impact of Kahu's actions, he must choose whether to act. Directedby Sam Pillsbury as a contemporary western, Crooked Earth was his first New Zealand film since 1987's Starlight Hotel. Variety called it "handsomely mounted and compelling".
Buy yourself a new mountain. We're taking ours back.– Kahu Bastion (Lawrence Makoare)
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Made in associaton with the New Zealand Film Commission and NZ On Air.
Original music by James Hall.
Available on DVD from Aro Video and other DVD retail outlets.