Directed by: Robert Sarkies 2012 | 108 min.

Section: World Cinema

Premiere: Hawaii Premiere

Countries: New Zealand

Languages: English

Genres: Black Comedy, Buddy Picture


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Everything goes wrong one night for Nige. Speeding down the road, he sees the police, panics, and before he knows it, he runs over and kills a Norwegian football star on a backpacking tour. Luckily, nobody sees the accident and so Nige promptly tips the body into a building site shaft and sets off in search of his best friend Deano’s help. The latter immediately takes care of the situation – although getting rid of the corpse for good proves more time-consuming that they thought. The whole operation is more than a test of their friendship because the two guys have recently quarreled.

And then this absurdly nice flat-mate Gav also sticks his oar in. He doesn’t suspect a thing but he could be a dangerous witness. Director-and-screenwriting team, the brothers Robert and Duncan Sarkies, spin this darkly humorous tale with more than a soupcon of merriment and a strong affinity for the grotesque. Their film also movingly portrays a special friendship: deep inside, Nige and Deano are just two little boys who are thick as thieves – and even death cannot part them.

Synopsis written by: Berlinale


Thursday, October 18 9:30 PM Dole Cannery H Date Passed
Friday, October 19 3:30 PM Dole Cannery D Date Passed

Cast & Crew

Director Robert Sarkies
Screenwriter Robert Sarkies, Duncan Sarkies
Producer Vicky Pope, Tim White
Cast Hamish Blake, Bret McKenzie, Maaka Pohatu
Director of Photography Jac Fitzgerald
Production Designer Jules Cook
Editor Annie Collins
Costume Designer Amanda Neale

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