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Aro Recommended Illustrious Energy


New Zealand 1987, 90 minutes
Dir. Leon Narbey
Rating: [PG]
Genres: Drama

Topics: Arthouse, Period - 1800s.


Aroview: Cinematographer Leon Narbey's debut as a director is a real gem, revealing one of New Zealand's 'hidden societies', that of Chinese gold-miners in 19th century Central Otago. Anchoring its tale with impeccable visuals and understated performances by Shaun Bao, Peter Hayden and Peter Chin, this remains a fresh, historically enlightening experience.

NZ International Film Festival 2011

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