Nina (Aleksandra Vujcic) has emigrated downunder from wartime Croatia. When she falls in love with Māori cook Eddie (Julian Arahanga) and marries a Chinese man who is trying to stay in NZ, her domineering father Ivan is furious. The second movie from Gregor Nicholas remains one of the few from NZ in which Pākehā culture hardly features. The result was one of the highest-grossing NZ films of the 1990s. International reviews praised its power and strong cast — especially Croatian discovery Aleksandra Vujcic ("instantly alluring" said Janet Maslin). Vujcic won one of five NZ Film awards.
You are out of control — both of you.– Nina (Aleksandra Vujcic) to her father and brother
Soundtrack includes 'You Can't Hide Love' (Gerry De Veaux/ Charlie Mole / Angela Stone) performed by Maree Sheehan, traditional songs performed by Auckland's Dalmation Choir and 'E Ipo' performed by Prince Tui Teka.