The Orator

The Orator

The Orator

Drama set and shot in Samoa, the first Samoan feature film and the debut from writer/director Tusi Tamasese. Winner of three awards at the 68th Venice Film Festival and eight awards at the New Zealand Film Awards 2012.

"Small in stature and humble, Saili lives a simple life with his beloved wife and daughter in an isolated, traditional village... Forced to protect his land and family, Saili must face his fears and seek the right to speak up for those he loves." (Venice Film Festival)

Winner of Special Mention, Art Cinema and CinemAvvenire Best Film at the Venice International Film Festival 2011. Winner of eight awards including Best Film, Director (Tusi Tamasese), Actor (Fa'afiaula Sagote), Actress (Tausili Pushparaj) and Screenplay at the NZ Film Awards 2012.
2011Rating: M, contains violence & offensive language110 minsSamoaSamoan with English subtitles
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The Orator / Reviews

Variety

Variety

A compelling drama with more to offer than just anthropological interest.

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Sunday Star-Times

Sunday Star-Times

Many will be touched and affected, while others may find it a little too languid.

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