Once Were Warriors
Amiddtthe mean streets of Auckland, Beth Heke (Rena Owen) lives with her husband Jake (Temuera Morrison) and their children in a tenement house for native Maori. Jake's battle with alcoholism frequently results in terrifying violent outbursts, but Beth's unwavering devotion prevents her from seeing how much his rage is destroying their family. Until it's too late.
Winner of nine New Zealand Film Awards, the groundbreaking adaption of Alan Duff's hard hitting novel set local box office records and launched the international career of director Lee Tamahori.