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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 (65)

 Bruce

Bruce

I have never seen this before. What an incredible piece. Dialogue by facial and body movements, yet riveting. I laughed hard at moments and then wondered if I should have when I considered the setting.
To those who made this, were involved in any way, Thank you.

 Sonny

Sonny

Wow that was amazing & funny at the same time

 Darryl

Darryl

Awesome!!!

 Piki

Piki

UK use Mr Bean to engage students in learning about the war. We should definitely be using this in the school curriculum.

 ezra

ezra

mean short film I like it. put it on t.v

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