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Old Man's Story Short Film (Full Length) – 1977 Adaptation Drama

Old Man's Story

Short Film (Full Length) – 1977 Adaptation Drama

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A fictional memoir of a 12-year-old boy's holiday on his uncle's farm, Old Man's Story is also a character study of the personable, potentially dodgy ex-sailor who works there as hired hand. When an orphaned girl comes to stay, there are worries the man has crossed the line in his relationship with her. The first drama for Wellington company The Gibson Group, Old Man's Story also marks a rare screen adaptation of author Frank Sargeson, whose tales of losers and outsiders made him "one of the founders of a modern New Zealand literature" (Lawrence Jones).

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Made in association with Television One and with assistance from the NZ Education Department and QEII Arts Council.