M, Offensive Language, Violence
Release Date: September 1, Previews 26-28 August
MURU will be an absolute must-see event on screens for New Zealanders this September, with huge interest taking hold already and early reviews calling it “One of the Best New Zealand Films Ever”.
Inspired by actual events during 2007’s Urewera raids, MURU is an impactful action-drama for wide audiences who enjoyed SAVAGE, THE DARK HORSE and ONCE WERE WARRIORS.
Stars Cliff Curtis, Simone Kessell (Obi-Wan Kenobi), Manu Bennett (Arrow), Jay Ryan (It: Chapter Two) and Tame Iti as himself.
Start date : September 8
“In a violent post-pandemic world ruled by marauders, a peace-loving man is forced to fight for his life and beliefs as he defends a cabin with a ruthless old man in a desperate bid to find life-saving drugs for his wife.”
“…a high-impact action feature … stacked with fine actors from Aotearoa and Australia… tense, vivid and beautifully shot, and has just been picked up for distribution in the US.” Grant Smithies, Sunday Star Times
The film stars veteran heavyweight Australasian actors Marshall Napier and Michael Hurst, Kiwi stars Josh McKenzie (NBC’s La Brea; NZ’s Filthy Rich), Delaney Tabron (Spartacus, Step Dave), Kali Kopae (Whina, Deadlands) and rising young talent Nell Fisher (Evil Dead Rise), Rama Marrow (Matua).
Release Date: September 1
From the team behind SPITFIRE comes LANCASTER, the story of the iconic WW2 bomber told through the words of the last surviving crew members, re-mastered archive material and extraordinary aerial footage of the RAF’s last airworthy Lancaster.
Release Date: August 25
Follow a group of children who are evacuated to a Yorkshire village during the Second World War, where they encounter a young soldier who, like them, is far away from home.