Based partly on two tragedies that occurred in Europe, this darkly comic tale centres on a butcher who works near Parliament. The butcher leaves his young son to handle the customers so that he can go upstairs and engage in some hanky panky with his wife. But with rent payments due, underlying tensions soon erupt into bloody nightmare. Director Stuart McKenzie and his real-life partner, actor Miranda Harcourt, would later collaborate again on the feature film For Good.
Independent and General Productions
Made with the assistance of the Creative Film and Video Fund of the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council of New Zealand, the New Zealand Film Commission and Television New Zealand.
Composer Sam Negri.