Romeo and Juliet: A Love Song

Romeo and Juliet: A Love Song

Romeo and Juliet: A Love Song

Independent, New Zealand musical version of Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy (which started as a recorded score and went on to be a stage production before this feature film version). This adaptation places the timeless lovers amongst the spliff-swapping, crate-bearing, caravan-populated world of the Trailer Park.

2013Rating: M, Violence107 minsNew Zealand
DramaMusical

Streaming (3 Providers)

Romeo and Juliet: A Love Song / Reviews

Flicks, Rebecca Barry Hill

Flicks, Rebecca Barry Hill

Shakespeare as you’ve never seen it before sees the Montagues and Capulets as white-trash Kiwi families feuding in a trailer park (a “boganised” Waipu camp ground). It's also the musical version, a mad pop, hip-hop and rock opera that will defy expectation, with weird and wonderful art direction, plenty of visual gags – including a character who gets around on a fitness ball – and several scenes that, viewed out of context, would no doubt seem extremely odd. It also has a good cast of misfits, not to mention its young star-crossed lovers, played convincingly by Derya Parlak and Christopher Landon.

Full review
TVNZ

TVNZ

Constantly surprising, Tim van Dammen's clearly drawn heavily from his music video directing background and the whole piece comes together with such toe-tapping gusto that it's impossible to deny.

Full review