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For Good

Film (Trailer and Excerpts) – 2003

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New Zealand's so-called 'cinema of unease' is stretched in new directions in this psychological drama, inspired by real-life interviews with criminals and victim's families. Writer/director Stuart McKenzie's feature debut follows Lisa (Michelle Langstone), a young woman haunted by the rape and murder of a former teenage acquaintance. Lisa's fascination leads her to the victim's parents - and to prison, to interview the charismatic killer (Tim Balme). The result is an intelligent examination of the after effects of violent crime. Shayne Carter provides the soundtrack.

What I wanted was to make a film that respected and honoured the parents of the girl who is killed. Those people and their experiences were always my benchmark.
– Director Stuart McKenzie, Dominion Post, 19 June 2003

Acknowledgements

Made with funding from NZ On Air and the New Zealand Film Commission

Music

Music composed by Shayne Carter. Played, produced, and engineered by Carter and Nick Roughan

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