Five Dunedin students find themselves in a free squat, and a dark place, after taking a criminal captive in their basement. The debut feature from Rob Sarkies starts as a comic tribute to Otago student days, then turns into a psychological thriller. Outside of the two Warriors movies, Scarfies was the most successful Kiwi release of the 1990s on its home turf. It scooped six awards at the 2000 NZ Film and TV Awards, including Best Film, Director, Screenplay, and actors Jon Brazier and Willa O'Neill. This excerpt sees the scarfies torn between dealing with the crim and a footy match at Carisbrook. Read more about Scarfies here.
... it’s easily the most outlandishly entertaining New Zealand film for years ...– Reviewer Russell Baillie in The Christchurch Star, 6 August 1999
Made with funding from the NZ Film Commission, in association with NZ On Air and Film 2 (TVNZ)
Soundtrack features music from label Flying Nun, including songs by The Clean, The Chills, Straitjacket Fits, Look Blue go Purple and The 3Ds