Orphans and Kingdoms

Orphans and Kingdoms

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Orphans and Kingdoms

New Zealand drama set on Waiheke Island, following three teens who break into a holiday home for a night of partying when the owner (Colin Moy, In My Father’s Den) unexpectedly arrives. The trio confront and apprehend him, but as the night turns into dawn, the lonely man and the troubled teens find a connection in the most unexpected of ways. The directorial debut of NZ actor Paolo Rotondo (Stickmen) and the final project of the NZ Film Commission's Escalator scheme, which produced the nationally-praised Fantail.

2016Rating: RP16, Violence, offensival language, nudity, drug use & suicide74 minsNew Zealand
DramaFestival & Independent
80%
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Flicks, Adam Fresco

Flicks, Adam Fresco

flicks

Low budget and local all too often translate to what’s basically a TV movie bunged up on the big screen. In his feature debut, writer/director Paolo Rotondo deftly avoids all the usual clichés and pitfalls, cleverly keeping the action largely confined to a home under siege, and delivering that rarest of micro-budget gems – a real honest-to-the-moniker movie.

3.0
0

a contrast to the wilderpeople

If you go to the Wilderpeople one week and then go to this movie you'll think about how you laughed through Ricky's cameo of doing bad stuff. Here we see young people doing similar bad stuff and it seems, well, really bad. Here a darker Ricky and his siblings are portrayed in grittier and, sometimes, more realistic environment. Only sometimes though...

4.0
0

weed

saw it yesterday at Gala opening..,. beautiful movie loved every moment of it... gripping tale filmed in Waiheke

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Beautiful Movie

Very good watching..loved every moment of it.. gripping and very well written

0

Kiwi Must Watch!

Amazing performances from all of the cast! Any kiwi film is a must see, this really sets a high standard for future content to come out of New Zealand.

5.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

A terribly impressive first feature film by a local director, which speaks volumes about the power of collaboration between talented, hard-working industry people and the inspiration of a damn good story.

4.0
0
New Zealand Listener

New Zealand Listener

press

A finely told and fine-looking debut feature that knows exactly when to restrain itself and when to explode.

4.0
0
Flicks, Adam Fresco

Flicks, Adam Fresco

flicks

Low budget and local all too often translate to what’s basically a TV movie bunged up on the big screen. In his feature debut, writer/director Paolo Rotondo deftly avoids all the usual clichés and pitfalls, cleverly keeping the action largely confined to a home under siege, and delivering that rarest of micro-budget gems – a real honest-to-the-moniker movie.

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

A terribly impressive first feature film by a local director, which speaks volumes about the power of collaboration between talented, hard-working industry people and the inspiration of a damn good story.

4.0
0
New Zealand Listener

New Zealand Listener

press

A finely told and fine-looking debut feature that knows exactly when to restrain itself and when to explode.

4.0
0

a contrast to the wilderpeople

If you go to the Wilderpeople one week and then go to this movie you'll think about how you laughed through Ricky's cameo of doing bad stuff. Here we see young people doing similar bad stuff and it seems, well, really bad. Here a darker Ricky and his siblings are portrayed in grittier and, sometimes, more realistic environment. Only sometimes though...

4.0
0

weed

saw it yesterday at Gala opening..,. beautiful movie loved every moment of it... gripping tale filmed in Waiheke

0

Beautiful Movie

Very good watching..loved every moment of it.. gripping and very well written

0

Kiwi Must Watch!

Amazing performances from all of the cast! Any kiwi film is a must see, this really sets a high standard for future content to come out of New Zealand.

5.0
0