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No. 2 Film – 2006 Adaptation Drama

No. 2

Film – 2006 Adaptation Drama

PG Parental Guidance
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Nanna Maria, the matriarch of a Fijian family living in Auckland feels that the heart has gone out of her clan. Nanna demands that her grown grandchildren put on a traditional feast at which she will name her successor. The grandchildren — Soul, Charlene, Hibiscus, Erasmus, and Tyson — reluctantly turn up. But tiffs send the day into chaos and Nanna calls the whole thing off. The lovo-warmed love letter to his Mt Roskill hometown was the debut feature for director Toa Fraser. It screened at many festivals and won the World Cinema audience award at Sundance 2006.

We got the guitar out and had a party and Toa said, 'Everybody sing some songs'. That's not strange to us. European, Māori, Fijian, Samoan, whatever — there's so much crossover between our cultures; it's applicable to all of us.
– No. 2 actor Pio Terei

Produced by

  • Southern Light Films

  • Colonial Encounters

Acknowledgements

Made with funding from the New Zealand Film Commission in association with Working Title Films and NZ On Air

Music

Soundtrack features the song 'Bathe in the River', composed by Don McGlashan, performed by the Mt Raskil Preservation Society, featuring Hollie Smith