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Six Māori Battalion soldiers camped in Italian ruins wait for night to fall. In the silence the bros-in-arms distract themselves with jokes. A tohu (sign) brings them back to reality and they gather to say a karakia before returning to the fray. Director Taika Waititi: "they are a bunch of young men [...] who have a special bond, strengthened by their character, their culture and each other." Shot in the rubble of the old Wellington Hospital Tama Tū won international acclaim: honourable mention at Sundance and a special jury prize at Berlin.

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Comments (78)

 Wi O Te Rangi

Wi O Te Rangi

Hei hoa, moku, i te po
o taku whare okioki...

 Ronnie

Ronnie

beautifully made short film, and funny hahaha

 K

K

This is beautiful.

 Susan Stephens

Susan Stephens

Lots of emotions i te waa poto...awesome Taika, Ainsley, and Cliff xxx Kia ora

 Glitch

Glitch

Could be a good full length movie if extended. Tino Pai

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