Curated Movies Categorized By Disability, Disorder, Disease And Other Human Challenges

Once Were Warriors

Once Were Warriors

Once Were Warriors

(1994)
R Action , Crime , Drama
Alcoholism Foster Care Depression, Situational Suicide Rape Domestic Violence Death of Child Caregiving
Running time: 102 min
Awards: 21 wins & 4 nominations.





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Descended from the Maori people, Jake left the tribe long ago to marry. Now it's 1994 and e is a violent man in urban Auckland, New Zealand. He beats his wife frequently when drunk, then claims he loves her and his family. The movie follows a period of several weeks showing how Jake's frequent outbursts of violence effect his family.The youngest son is soon in trouble with the police and sent to a foster home, while the elder son is drawn to a street gang that respects tribal rites. While Jake's daughter in punished for trying to keep things in control as a caregiver.

Director : Lee Tamahori
Cast : Rena Owen, Temuera Morrison, Mamaengaroa Kerr-Bell, Julian Arahanga
Writer : Riwia Brown, Alan Duff (novel)
Language : English, Maori, Spanish

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