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Calvin Tuteao , Katie Wolfe    Unrated   DVD
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Kawa is the man who has everything. He’s a corporate high-flyer, being groomed to take over his prominent family’s company, properties and legacy. He and his beautiful wife Annabelle have two children –16-year-old Sebastian (Pana Hema-Taylor) and 7-year-old Miranda (Miriama Jane Devantier) – who he loves deeply. They live in an elegant house and all appears perfect in their world. But Kawa has a secret. He is gay. He always has been. And he’s never shared his secret life with his wife or his family.Kawa was brought up by his parents – Hamiora (George Henare) and Grace (Vicky Haughton) – and his whānau (‘family’) with a strong sense of duty, is a man of special gifts who is expected to lead his community, and moves easily within both Māori and Pākehā worlds. But when his lover arrives at the whānau celebration of his father’s birthday celebration, pressures intensify and Kawa realises that his life must change…

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5.0 out of 5 stars We are everywhere June 1 2014
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Excellent portrayal of an issue that any gay male has when realizing that he is living a lie and living a life that is expected of him from parents, peers, etc. Set in New Zealand just also emphasizes that coming out happens not jut in white main stream but all over the world.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful film that speaks to a trueth June 21 2012
By fuzzy123 - Published on Amazon.com
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This film is a 'comeing out' story of a married man that shows his progress from a life of desperite missery and lies to one of courage and honesty--and how this is not an easy road to travel.

A small budget film, it is beautifully directed, writen, acted, and filmed. The actors performances so on spot that that you can forget that your watching a 'performance' and start to feel that your watching real events from a fly on the wall perspective.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful film and story! Feb. 3 2014
By Clayton - Published on Amazon.com
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I still can't get over what a 'find' this film was. I've never been to New Zealand, and the beautiful cities and seascapes alone were enough to give this film five stars! The story line was educational. I later did some research to better understand the Moari people. That info would have been helpful before watching the film actually. That added layer of obligation, and duty to his sense of origin would have made some parts of the movie easier to track. While they did offer us some subtitles during more intimate tribal converstaions there were still words used that made no sense to a yankee like me. The other thing I enjoy about foreign films is that they don't always tie everything up in a beautiful Tiffany box and bow. This movie is no exception. Life doesn't resolve itself in 2 hours. The movie challenged it's viewers to think about life choices, desires, and the realtiies of following your heart.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting storyline Oct. 13 2012
By George Hawkins - Published on Amazon.com
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Enjoyed the story line, learning about a different culture, the acting was superb and authentic. Worth cost and invokes stimilating conversation and debate.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Execellent story line.and acting Aug. 20 2012
By George Hawkins - Published on Amazon.com
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Great movie with a familiar story line but a different culture and country. Enjoyed learning about the New Zealand culture and attitude towards homosexuality.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, but sad Jan. 9 2014
By Nolan - Published on Amazon.com
Kawa's predicament is something not as uncommon as "moralists" think. People try so hard to live up to the expectations of their society, but quite often they struggle with being true to themselves. Excellent story, sad drama, especially since children and people who love Kawa so very much were involved.
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