Classic NZ movie UTU restored and re-released


New Zealand in the 1870’s. Te Wheke, a scout for the colonial troops, finds his tribe massacred by the army he is working for. Anguished and betrayed, he vows to exact retribution utu on the Pakeha.

UTU_Redux_Frame_Select_21loresjpgGeoff Murphys original classicUtu. Enhanced and restored for cinema release 30 years after its original NZ box office success.

UTU Redux screening will be held NZ International Film Festival World Premiere July 26.

See trailer here:

Geoff Murphys 1983Utuis unveiled afresh in its ravishing, pictorial splendour. Here it is, our own turbulent history transcribed with cinematic lan and an elegiac, absurdist vision of the devils mischief in paradise. Bill Gosden, NZ International Film Festival

Starring: Anzac Wallace, Bruno Lawrence, Wi Kuki Kaa, Kelly Johnson, Tim Elliot, Tania Bristowe, Ilona Rodgers, Martyn Sanderson.

Directed by Geoff Murphy. Producers:ReduxGraeme Cowley,UtuDon Blakeney, David Carson-Parker, Kerry Robins.

Editor Michael Horton. Photography Graeme Cowley. Production Designer Ron Highfield. Music John Charles.

Screenplay Geoff Murphy & Keith Aberdein.

World Premiere in NZIFF WellingtonJuly 26 Embassy 8.30pm
Matinee screening in NZIFF WellingtonJuly 31 Embassy 4.00pm
Special Presentation in NZIFF AucklandJuly 28 Civic 6.15pm
Matinee screening in NZIFF AucklandJuly 30 Civic 3.45pm

Duration: 109 minutes
Rating: PG


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