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Part of the: Once were Warriors Collection

Status: Released

Runtime: 99

Budget: $1

Revenue: $6

Languages: mi, en

Webpage: Link

Release Info

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  • 1994-12-08

  • 1995-07-05

  • 1995-09-14

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Alternative Titles

  • Die letzte Kriegerin
  • L'Ame des guerriers
  • Guerreros de Antaño
  • Nous Étions guerriers
Content Score: 100

7.1/10 (18 votes)


A drama about a Maori family in a city New Zealand. Lee Tamahori tells the story of Beth Heke’s strong will to keep her family together during times unemployment and abuse from her violent and alcoholic husband.


A family in crisis, a life in chaos... Nothing is more powerful than a mother's love.


Director: Lee Tamahori
Writers: ,

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Rena Owen

Rena Owen
as Beth Heke

Temuera Morrison

Temuera Morrison
as Jake Heke

Mamaengaroa Kerr-Bell

Mamaengaroa Kerr-Bell
as Grace Heke

Julian Arahanga

Julian Arahanga
as Nig Heke

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