SIONE'S 2: UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Directed by: Simon Bennett 2012 | 92 min.

Section: Pacific Showcase

Premiere: United States Premiere

Countries: New Zealand

Languages: English

Genres: Buddy Picture, Comedy, Road Movie, Romance


Synopsis

Sponsored by:

Pacific Islanders in Communications

This New Zealand comedy revisits Michael, Albert, Sefa and Stanley, four friends challenged to find girlfriends in time for a wedding in SIONE’S WEDDING aka SAMOAN WEDDING (HIFF 2006).  Five years have passed since Sione’s wedding and these fast friends once again have their share of personal problems.  Albert (co-writer Oscar Kightley) can’t conceive with his wife, Michael (Robbie Magasiva) is trying to avoid the Australian mafia, Sefa (Shimpal Lelisi) is having trouble getting his baby-momma to marry him, and Stanley (Iaheto Ah Hi) is a misguided deacon in training.  However, in the wake of tragedy, the gang pulls together for a wacky manhunt in Auckland to find the missing Paul, and all their problems swiftly come to a head, with hilarious consequences.

Co-written by James Griffen and directed by Simon Bennett, this comedic sequel is an endearing gem and a lighthearted romp through Polynesian New Zealand.

Synopsis written by: Valerie Kato

Screenings

Sunday, October 21 4:00 PM Dole Cannery A Date Passed

Cast & Crew

Director Simon Bennett
Screenwriter James Griffin, Oscar Kightley
Producer John Barnett, Paul Davis
Cast Teuila Blakely, Dave Fane, Oscar Kightley, Shimpal Lelisi, Robbie Magasiva, Madeleine Sami
Cinematographer Marty Smith

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