This Richard Riddiford-directed relationship drama explores the restless homecoming of a Kiwi from her OE. Monica (Judy McIntosh, from Ngāti) returns from Europe to sculptor Nick (actor and nature presenter Peter Hayden), who has stayed behind in Waiuku. She goads him into a road trip north, searching for connection to him and home. At a Dargaville pub they meet Riki (Rawiri Paratene), a charismatic poet who has left the city to find his Ngāpuhi roots. Monica is intrigued by Riki's bond to his people and the land, which widens a rift between her and Nick. Caution: this excerpt contains bathtub sax.
Will you share bank accounts and should the need arise, not worry too much about pot bellies and menopause and about who buys the old Grecian 2000 when the old hair starts turning grey?– Riki (Rawiri Paratene) officiates at a profane wedding
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