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The Dark Horse Film (Trailer) – 2014 Drama Māori

The Dark Horse

Film (Trailer) – 2014 Drama Māori

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The Dark Horse is the story of a Māori ex-speed chess champ who must “overcome prejudice and violence in the battle to save his struggling chess club, his family and ultimately, himself”. Genesis Potini has a bi-polar disorder; his nephew Mana (Boy’s James Rolleston) faces being pressed into a gang. A near unrecognisable Cliff Curtis won international acclaim as Potini. James Napier Robertson's acclaimed second feature was picked to opened the 2014 Auckland and Wellington Film Festival, and scored six Moa awards, including Best Picture, Director, Actor and Supporting Actor.

Bravery is contagious
– The tagline for the film

Produced by

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Four Knights Film

Availability

Available to rent and buy from NZ Film On Demand
Available on DVD and Blu-ray from MightyApe

Acknowledgements

Made with funding from the New Zealand Film Commission, in association with NZ On Air

Music

Soundtrack composed by Dana Lund.
Includes 'Whakaaria Mai' ('How Great Thou Art) sung by Prince Tui Teka