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What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?

Film (Trailer and Excerpts) – 1999

R16
Restricted

This film charts the redemption of Jake the Muss. It picks up the story after he turns his back on his family, and is up to his tricks at McClutchy's Bar. After one of Jake's sons dies suspiciously in a gang fight, another, Sonny (Clint Eruera) seeks revenge, accompanied by a fellow gang member (Nancy Brunning). Scripted by Once Were Warriors author Alan Duff and directed by Ian Mune, Broken Hearted became the second-highest-earning Kiwi film of the 1990s (eclipsed only by Warriors). It scooped most of its categories at the 1999 NZ Film & TV Awards — though not for Rawiri Paratene's acclaimed role as a gang veteran.

Warning: content may offend

You know the rules. You gotta earn your keep sister.
– Gang leader Apeman (Pete Smith) to recent arrival Tania (Nancy Brunning)

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Acknowledgements

Made in association with the NZ Film Commission, Bruce Plested and NZ On Air

Music

Includes songs performed by Che Fu, Prince Tui Teka, Dam Native, DLT, Max Merritt & the Meteors,  Supergroove, plus Desmond Dekker, Renee Geyer, Scotty, and Toots & the Maytals  

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