Utu

New Zealand, 1983

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Utu is a Maori word for revenge, and this film traces the fortunes of Te Wheke (played by Anzac Wallace), who became a 19th Century rebel leader against the European settlers to New Zealand. Te Wheke originally supported the British until his village is wiped out by British soldiers. This violent act, in turn, leads to Te Wheke committing increasingly cruel and violent reprisals. Filmed in rugged New Zealand high country. Also features Bruno Lawrence and Wi Kuki Kaa.

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Credits

production company

Murphy Films

Glitteron Films

producer/director

Geoff Murphy

Duration

02:00:00:00

Production places
New Zealand
Production dates
1983

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

302572

Language

English

Audience classification

MA

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

Wikidata

Q7903467

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