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  1. Full length short film.

Synopsis

Youngsters Romeo, Ed, and Polly wait in two cars after dark while their parents are inside drinking. It’s a situation many Kiwis would recognise: cars in loco parentis outside the bar or rugby club. Soon cross-car rivalry warms to budding friendship. Winning performances, and the tender mix of comedy and romance saw the tale of a Te Kaha pub carpark become an international hit. Two Cars won a boot-full of awards, launched Waititi’s career, and was the second NZ short to gain an Oscar nod (Waititi infamously feigned sleep during the 2005 Academy Awards ceremony).

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Comments (7)

 Nash V

Nash V

Crazy horse!

 TMT HAYCH!

TMT HAYCH!

Far this mean as!! the good old days. (:

 scribe

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FAAR i REMEBR WEN MY DAD USED TA LEV ME IN DA CAR LYK DIS AHA GUD TIMES CHEA.

 Moon

Moon

cool asss movie s

 whetumarama taurima

whetumarama taurima

far this is cool as.

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  • Defender Films

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Quotes

There are a few moments in childhood that have a lasting impact. Not because they change the course of your life, or because they arrive with any great fanfare, in fact quite the opposite. Those are moments where an unexpected joy is found in the everyday, a moment of beauty in the ordinary. 
Sucklucka! 

Awards

2005 Academy Awards
Nominated, Live Action Short Film

2004 Berlin Film Festival
Best Short Film – Panorama Section

2004 Aspen Film Festival
Best Drama

2004 Oberhausen Film Festival
Prize of the Cinema Jury

2004 Drifting Clouds Film Festival
Best Editing

2004 Newport Film Festival
Jury Prize

2004 Hamburg Short Film Festival
Best Short Film

2004 Seattle Film Festival
Best Short Film

2004 Melbourne International Film Festival
Best Live Action Short Film

2004 National Geographic's All Roads Festival
Audience Award

2004 AFI Los Angeles Film Festival
Grand Jury Prize for Best International Short Film

2003 New Zealand Film Awards
Best Script: Taika Waititi
Best Performance: Rangi Ngamoki
Best Technical Contribution: Adam Clark (Cinematography)

Nominated for Best Short Film