Mt Zion

Mt Zion

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Mt Zion

New Zealand drama starring Temuera Morrison and Australian Idol winner Stan Walker as Turei, a young musician attempting to win an audition to be the support act for Bob Marley’s 1979 concert in Auckland. Set amongst a family of contract potato pickers in Pukekohe, Mt Zion is described as a "family-oriented story in which Turei’s desperate ambition clashes with traditional whanau values, leading to an emotional showdown and powerful change."  This is the feature debut of writer/director Tearepa Kahi.

2013Rating: PG, contains coarse language93 minsNew Zealand
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Stuff

Stuff

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An affectionate, cheerful, feel-good story that doesn't venture anywhere near gangs, drugs and violence.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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A family saga, a get-ahead-in-showbiz story, a late 70s time capsule and a musical tribute too.

4.0
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I genuinely enjoyed this film immensely because my husband did too, which was surprising. We went with friends of mixed races (my husband is an Arab) and were entertained right through. What Stan lacked in acting experience was effortlessly made up for when singing with David & Darcy making up for humor. Had a good laugh! Tem seemed in his own skin playing...

4.0
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Never thought I would walk out of any NZ film....especially a Maori one at that - halfway through watching it. Te Arepa Kahi is NOT a very good Director, Writer or Actor-Selector! He should just stick to his Maori TV Presenter role - to save face! Felt there were 2 Actors/Characters' - that were absolutely awful to watch and an embarrassing turn-off:...

1.0
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It does follow a tried and tested formula and could have been just a vehicle for Stan Walker but is much more as it has a great cast, well scripted, acted and directed. I agree with others its likely to not get too much attention outside NZ but that will be their loss I think.

4.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

An affectionate, cheerful, feel-good story that doesn't venture anywhere near gangs, drugs and violence.

3.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

A family saga, a get-ahead-in-showbiz story, a late 70s time capsule and a musical tribute too.

4.0
0

I genuinely enjoyed this film immensely because my husband did too, which was surprising. We went with friends of mixed races (my husband is an Arab) and were entertained right through. What Stan lacked in acting experience was effortlessly made up for when singing with David & Darcy making up for humor. Had a good laugh! Tem seemed in his own skin...

4.0
0

Never thought I would walk out of any NZ film....especially a Maori one at that - halfway through watching it. Te Arepa Kahi is NOT a very good Director, Writer or Actor-Selector! He should just stick to his Maori TV Presenter role - to save face! Felt there were 2 Actors/Characters' - that were absolutely awful to watch and an embarrassing turn-off:...

1.0
0

It does follow a tried and tested formula and could have been just a vehicle for Stan Walker but is much more as it has a great cast, well scripted, acted and directed. I agree with others its likely to not get too much attention outside NZ but that will be their loss I think.

4.0
0