Sons for the Return Home (1979)

R 10/01/1979 (NZ) DramaRomance 1h 57m


A Samoan male, Sione, and a Palagi New Zealand female,Sarah, meet while studying at Wellington's Victoria University. A relationship develops quickly, but each finds the other's culture a hard adjustment. Friends and family are not supportive, particularly when she becomes pregnant, although he proposes marriage. She leaves for Australia for an abortion and he returns to Samoa.

  1. Paul Maunder

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Uelese Petaia


  2. Fiona Lindsay


  3. Lani John Tupu

    Lani John Tupu

    Sione's father

  4. Moria Walker

    Sione's mother

  5. Amalamo Tanielu


  6. Anne Flannery

    Sarah's mother

  7. Alan Jervis

    Sarah's father

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Sons for the Return Home

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $400,000.00

Revenue -


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