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Part of the: Once were Warriors Collection

Status: Released

Runtime: 99

Budget: $1

Revenue: $6

Languages: en, mi

Webpage: Link

Release Info

  •  R

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Alternative Titles

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

7.6/10 (32 votes)


A drama about a Maori family lving in Auckland, New Zealand. Lee Tamahori tells the story of Beth Heke’s strong will to keep her family together during times of 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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