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Bruno Lawrence


Smash PalaceSmash Palace (1981) Aro Favourite
Dir. Roger Donaldson
Feat. Bruno Lawrence, Grier Robson
One of local cinema's finest hours is this rural tale of a brusque auto–mechanic (Bruno Lawrence) whose estrangement from his family leads him…
Stories on FilmStories on Film (1982-1986)
Dir. Larry Parr, Costa Botes, Lynton Butler
Feat. Bruno Lawrence, Annie Whittle
Three short films from New Zealand. The Makutu On Mrs. Jones (1986) 25 mins Based on a story by Witi Ihimaera, this short film is about a boys'…
BattletruckBattletruck (Warlords of the 21st Century) (1982) Recommended
Dir. Harley Cokeliss
Feat. Michael Beck, Annie McEnroe, James Wainwright
In the 21st Century oil wars have left civilisation verging on collapse. Lawlessness and anarchy are the order of this day in this…
UtuUtu (1983) Aro Favourite
Dir. Geoff Murphy
Feat. Anzac Wallace, Bruno Lawrence, Tim Elliott
After the great success of GOODBYE PORK PIE, dir. Geoff Murphy and his team get their fingernails dirty with this indigenous 'Western' that addresses…
Wild HorsesWild Horses (1983)
Dir. Derek Morton
Feat. Keith Aberdein, John Bach, Bruno Lawrence
A Kiwi western set in Tongariro National Park, and based around real events and people associated with the wild equine inhabitants of the Central…
Utu - ReduxUtu - Redux (1983-2013) Aro Favourite
Dir. Geoff Murphy
Feat. Anzac Wallace, Bruno Lawrence, Wi Kuki Kaa
With lavish technical enhancement and narrative streamlining, this 'Redux' version of the 1983 epic restores its rightful place in the canon of great…
Heart of the StagHeart of the Stag (1984)
Dir. Michael Firth
Feat. Terence Cooper, Bruno Lawrence
A harrowing drama that deals frankly yet sensitively with the subject of incest. Terence Cooper plays a brutish farmer whose dreadful secret is soon…
Quiet Earth, TheQuiet Earth, The (1985)
Dir. Geoff Murphy
Feat. Bruno Lawrence, Alison Routledge
New Zealand's best attempt yet at the sci–fi genre. Bruno Lawrence wakes one morning to find himself apparently the only person left on earth.…
An Indecent ObsessionAn Indecent Obsession (1985)
Dir. Les Marinos
Feat. Wendy Hughes, Bruno Lawrence, Gary Sweet
Set in a humid Asiatic mental hospital after the Japanese surrender in WW2, this moderately torrid psychodrama features a devout nun (Hughes) develop…
Bridge to NowhereBridge to Nowhere (1986)
Dir. Ian Mune
Feat. Bruno Lawrence
Young backpackers go bush and find themselves in a conflict of survival with bad–egg Bruno Lawrence.

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