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Utu

Film (Trailer and Excerpts) – 1983

PG
Parental Guidance
Sarah Jane tonkin
Sarah Jane tonkin
31 Mar 2015 - 10.31pm
Brilliant! What a legacy...
Toris
Toris
24 Feb 2015 - 02.23pm
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.
Unknown
Unknown
17 Jun 2014 - 10.48am
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.
chazmin
chazmin
25 May 2014 - 08.48pm
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
Paul Ward
26 Apr 2012 - 09.51am
@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:
http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/missionary-carl-volkner-is-hanged-and-then-beheaded-at-opotiki
Check out the making of Utu for more:
http://www.nzonscreen.com/title/making-utu-1982
layla
layla
25 Apr 2012 - 03.18pm
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
Rangi Carroll
Rangi Carroll
26 Jan 2011 - 10.59pm
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.
Mike
Mike
26 May 2010 - 01.10pm
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.
Ferozmin Ali
Ferozmin Ali
20 Oct 2009 - 05.03pm
I just wanted to ask for the movie Utu where did Keith Aberdeins ideas come from to write a film like that?
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