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The Last Tattoo Film (Excerpts) – 1994 Thriller Drama War Romance

The Last Tattoo

Film (Excerpts) – 1994 Thriller Drama War Romance

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This 1994 ‘home front noir’ is set in World War II Wellington, where the plots — a murdered marine, exploited working girls and gonorrhea — spread amidst the invasion of US soldiers stationed at Paekakariki. Kerry Fox (An Angel at My Table) is a public health nurse who becomes romantically linked with the US investigating officer (Tony Goldwyn — Ghost, TV's Scandal) while pursuing the STDs and the truth. They’re supported by Oscar-winning US veterans Rod Steiger and Robert Loggia. John Reid (Middle Age Spread) directs, from a Keith Aberdein script.

[John] Reid's recreation of the period has a gritty authenticity and avoids the jingoism of films like The Sands of Iwo Jima, and the perpetuation of romantic myth. In doing so, he shows a Kiwi past superbly rendered and memorably recalled.
– Sam Edwards in the entry for The Last Tattoo, in book New Zealand Film 1912 - 1996, Page 178

Produced by

Plumb Productions

Source

Plumb Productions

Acknowledgements

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

Music

Song 'No Tomorrow' composed by John Charles. Lyrics by Keith Aberdein. Sung by Callie Blood