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Utu Film (Trailer and Excerpts) – 1983 Action Māori


Film (Trailer and Excerpts) – 1983 Action Māori

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Brilliant! What a legacy...

Sarah Jane tonkin

Sarah Jane tonkin 31 Mar 2015 - 10.31pm

awesome movie, have a lot of family in here, shows the brutality involved in the land wars and what the musket did to New Zealand as a whole in those times.


Toris 24 Feb 2015 - 02.23pm

Utu was quiet frankly, a historical film that has been made to demonstrate some understanding of how the society of our predecessors acting towards each other and how we understood each other. The films reliability though is questionable but I don't doubt that it's still a great film for general understanding. But then again, I'm only 17, what do I possibly know.


Unknown 17 Jun 2014 - 10.48am

utu was a great movie and it still is cause i still watch it today i dont care how old it is its a awsome film


chazmin 25 May 2014 - 08.48pm

@layla: I believe the Te Wheke character was inspired by a number of Māori figures, most evidently Te Kooti. The infamous "What's the time Mr Wolf" beheading of the Reverend was based on the 1865 murder of missionary Carl Volkner in Opotiki:
Check out the making of Utu for more:

Paul Ward

Paul Ward (NZ On Screen team) 26 Apr 2012 - 09.51am

What is the main characters real name, like not their real name but the actual person in real life- the one the story is based on


layla 25 Apr 2012 - 03.18pm

I'm sure this is the film with the waterfall scene where the girls dives over and the guy follows her. Like a 90 ft water fall. But it's never bought up. Curious because its one of films greatest moments.

Rangi Carroll

Rangi Carroll 26 Jan 2011 - 10.59pm

hi ferozmin ali, look up the story of ' Te Kooti, te whai o te motu', Te Kooti , the 'hunt/chase/search of the island. You will see where he gets his ideas.


Mike 26 May 2010 - 01.10pm

I just wanted to ask for the movie Utu where did Keith Aberdeins ideas come from to write a film like that?

Ferozmin Ali

Ferozmin Ali 20 Oct 2009 - 05.03pm

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