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Tama Tu

New Zealand (MIFF 2005, fiction)

Director: Taika Whaititi

Six Maori Battalion soldiers wait for night to fall in the ruins of an Italian home. Forced into silence they keep themselves amused, like any boys would, with jokes and laughter. As they try to ignore the reminders of war around them, a tohu (sign) brings them back to the world of the dying. Taika Waititi ([Two Cars, One Night] MIFF 04) is an Accelerator 04 alumnus.
D/S Taika Waititi P Ainsley Gardiner, Cliff Curtis WS New Zealand Film Commission TD 35mm/col/2004/18mins

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