Tama Tū (2004)

10/21/2004 (US) WarComedy 18m
  • User


Six Māori Battalion soldiers camped in Italian ruins wait for night to fall. In the silence, the bros-in-arms distract themselves with jokes. A tohu (sign) brings them back to reality, and they gather to say a karakia before returning to the fray. Director Taika Waititi describes the soldiers as young men with "a special bond, strengthened by their character, their culture and each other." Shot in the rubble of the old Wellington Hospital, Tama Tū won international acclaim. Invited to over 40 international festivals, its many awards included honourable mentions at Sundance and Berlin.

  1. Taika Waititi

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Tammy Davis

    Tammy Davis

    Māori Battalion Soldier

  2. Taungaroa Emile

    Taungaroa Emile

    Māori Battalion Soldier

  3. Rob Mokaraka

    Rob Mokaraka

    Māori Battalion Soldier

  4. Jarod Rawiri

    Jarod Rawiri

    Māori Battalion Soldier

  5. Te Kohe Tuhaka

    Te Kohe Tuhaka

    Māori Battalion Soldier

  6. Jeremy Randerson

    Jeremy Randerson

    German Soldier

  7. Mark Ruka

    Mark Ruka

    Māori Battalion Soldier

Full Cast & Crew

Tama Tū
Tama Tū

Content Score 


Almost there...

Looks like we're missing the following data in en-US or en-US...

  • Video

Top Contributors

Popularity Trend

Login to report an issue

You need to be logged in to continue. Click here to login or here to sign up.

Can't find a movie or TV show? Login to create it.


s focus the search bar
p open profile menu
esc close an open window
? open keyboard shortcut window

On media pages

b go back (or to parent when applicable)
e go to edit page

On TV season pages

(right arrow) go to next season
(left arrow) go to previous season

On TV episode pages

(right arrow) go to next episode
(left arrow) go to previous episode

On all image pages

a open add image window

On all edit pages

t open translation selector
ctrl+ s submit form

On discussion pages

n create new discussion
w toggle watching status
p toggle public/private
c toggle close/open
a open activity
r reply to discussion
l go to last reply
ctrl+ enter submit your message
(right arrow) next page
(left arrow) previous page


Want to rate or add this item to a list?