Kawa NR CC

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A psychological drama of a family in crisis. Kawa, a successful Maori businessman in Auckland, New Zealand, is forced to reveal his lifelong secret that he is gay.

Starring:
Calvin Tuteao, Nathalie Boltt
Runtime:
1 hour, 20 minutes

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Genres Drama
Director Katie Wolfe
Starring Calvin Tuteao, Nathalie Boltt
Supporting actors George Henare, Vicky Haughton, Dean O'Gorman, Pana Hema Taylor, Miriama-Jane Devantier, Robert van Mackelenberg, Geoffrey Snell, Patara Berryman, Inia Maxwell, Niwa Milroy, Bridget Pyc, Margaret-Mary Hollins, Jarod Rawiri, Amber Cureen, Scott Cotter, Li Ming Hu, Stephen Butterworth, Jacqueline Nairn
Studio Wolfe Video
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 3-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
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3.9 out of 5 stars

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By fuzzy123 on June 21, 2012
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This film is a 'comeing out' story of a married man that shows his progress from a life of desperite missery and lies to one of courage and honesty--and how this is not an easy road to travel.

A small budget film, it is beautifully directed, writen, acted, and filmed. The actors performances so on spot that that you can forget that your watching a 'performance' and start to feel that your watching real events from a fly on the wall perspective.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Clayton on February 3, 2014
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I still can't get over what a 'find' this film was. I've never been to New Zealand, and the beautiful cities and seascapes alone were enough to give this film five stars! The story line was educational. I later did some research to better understand the Moari people. That info would have been helpful before watching the film actually. That added layer of obligation, and duty to his sense of origin would have made some parts of the movie easier to track. While they did offer us some subtitles during more intimate tribal converstaions there were still words used that made no sense to a yankee like me. The other thing I enjoy about foreign films is that they don't always tie everything up in a beautiful Tiffany box and bow. This movie is no exception. Life doesn't resolve itself in 2 hours. The movie challenged it's viewers to think about life choices, desires, and the realtiies of following your heart.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By George Hawkins on October 13, 2012
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Enjoyed the story line, learning about a different culture, the acting was superb and authentic. Worth cost and invokes stimilating conversation and debate.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By George Hawkins on August 20, 2012
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Great movie with a familiar story line but a different culture and country. Enjoyed learning about the New Zealand culture and attitude towards homosexuality.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By chromo_man on May 27, 2014
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A somewhat typical film tale of a gay man coming to terms with his sexuality later in life, after long attempting to live the "normal" life that was expected of him. Nothing out of the ordinary there. The only thing that gives this story any additional appeal is the New Zealand setting and the chance to get brief glimpses into the traditional Maori culture. Unfortunately, those glimpses are all too brief to raise this film above the dozens and dozens of films that have already told this same coming out tale.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nolan on January 9, 2014
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Kawa's predicament is something not as uncommon as "moralists" think. People try so hard to live up to the expectations of their society, but quite often they struggle with being true to themselves. Excellent story, sad drama, especially since children and people who love Kawa so very much were involved.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Fitz on December 21, 2012
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My partner and I enjoyed the movie modestly but it was ok. Not that different from other movies we have seen when an older man with wife and children fully realize that he was always gay form childhood but did not know how to express until later in life. There was not enough to the script or romane between him and the younger guy and nothing really juicy or interesting romance wise. Basically nothing memorable to talk about after seeing it. There should have been more to the plot.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Wharton 50 on August 21, 2012
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A lighthearted coming out movie The acting was great the storyline was true to what most gay men in the closet have to deal with
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