Anthropologist Max Scarry goes missing in Fiordland, while searching for a fabled Māori tribe. The local policeman believes Max broke local tapu. Max's partner Ruth sets off with his twin brother, murder suspect Edward, to try to unravel the mystery. John Laing's second feature attempts an ambitious Hitchcockian plot, and the cast — especially John Bach's terse doppelganger performance — testifies to the talent on hand in the early days of the Kiwi film renaissance. Atmospheric camerawork makes the most of damp Wellington, and remote bush settings.
Max is missing. He's disappeared.– Ruth Scarry (Darien Takle), to Max's (John Bach) twin brother (John Bach)
Meridian Film Productions
Available to buy and rent from NZ Film On Demand.
Made by Meridian Film Productions and the Film Investment Corporation of New Zealand, in association with the New Zealand Film Commission.
Music composed by Dave Fraser.