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Headlong

New Zealand, 1995 (MIFF 1995, Fiction)

Director: Simon Raby

Yet another accomplished short from New Zealand. Headlong reworks the risky road- movie genre narrowly avoiding cliche and false sentiment.

When a daggy and 'snaggy' bloke picks up an angry and articulate woman on a lonely backroad, a collision of sorts is imminent and inevitable.

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