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White Lies


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From the Producers of Whale Rider, White Lies is about the nature of identity: those who deny it and those who strive to protect it. WHITE LIES is written and directed by Dana Rotberg and based on the novella Medicine Woman by Witi Ihimaera. Paraiti (Whirimako Black) is a medicine woman. She is the healer and midwife of her rural, tribal people she believes in life. But new laws are in force prohibiting unlicensed healers. On a rare trip to the city, she is approached by Maraea (Rachel House), the servant of a wealthy woman, Rebecca (Antonia Prebble), who seeks her knowledge and assistance in order to hide a secret which could destroy Rebeccas position in European settler society. If the secret is uncovered a life may be lost, but hiding it may also have fatal consequences. So Paraiti, Maraea and Rebecca become players in a head-on clash of beliefs, deception and ultimate salvation.
White Lies
Violence, offensive language and nudity

Violence, offensive language and nudity

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  • DVD
    $15.80
ANNOTATION:
From the Producers of Whale Rider, White Lies is about the nature of identity: those who deny it and those who strive to protect it. WHITE LIES is written and directed by Dana Rotberg and based on the novella Medicine Woman by Witi Ihimaera. Paraiti (Whirimako Black) is a medicine woman. She is the healer and midwife of her rural, tribal people she believes in life. But new laws are in force prohibiting unlicensed healers. On a rare trip to the city, she is approached by Maraea (Rachel House), the servant of a wealthy woman, Rebecca (Antonia Prebble), who seeks her knowledge and assistance in order to hide a secret which could destroy Rebeccas position in European settler society. If the secret is uncovered a life may be lost, but hiding it may also have fatal consequences. So Paraiti, Maraea and Rebecca become players in a head-on clash of beliefs, deception and ultimate salvation.

Annotation

From the Producers of Whale Rider, White Lies is about the nature of identity: those who deny it and those who strive to protect it. WHITE LIES is written and directed by Dana Rotberg and based on the novella Medicine Woman by Witi Ihimaera. Paraiti (Whirimako Black) is a medicine woman. She is the healer and midwife of her rural, tribal people she believes in life. But new laws are in force prohibiting unlicensed healers. On a rare trip to the city, she is approached by Maraea (Rachel House), the servant of a wealthy woman, Rebecca (Antonia Prebble), who seeks her knowledge and assistance in order to hide a secret which could destroy Rebeccas position in European settler society. If the secret is uncovered a life may be lost, but hiding it may also have fatal consequences. So Paraiti, Maraea and Rebecca become players in a head-on clash of beliefs, deception and ultimate salvation.

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White Lies is a 2013 New Zealand drama film based on the novella by Witi Ihimaera (author of Whale Rider)…a story about the nature of identity: those who deny it and those who strive to protect it.

Paraiti (Whirimako Black) is a medicine woman. She is the healer and midwife of her rural, tribal people – she believes in life. But new laws are in force prohibiting unlicensed healers.

On a rare trip to the city, she is approached by Maraea (Rachel House), the servant of a wealthy woman, Rebecca (Antonia Prebble), who seeks her knowledge and assistance in order to hide a secret which could destroy Rebecca’s position in European settler society.

If the secret is uncovered a life may be lost, but hiding it may also have fatal onsequences. So Paraiti, Maraea and Rebecca become players in a head-on clash of beliefs, deception and ultimate salvation.

Tagline

Redemption comes at a price

Product Details

Format
DVD
Year
2013
Genre
Drama, New Zealand
Rating
M
Run Time
96
Publisher
Madman Entertainment
Region
4
Director
Dana Rotberg
Studio
Madman Films
Subtitle Language
English
Number of Discs
1
Rating Advice
Mature Themes
Production Year
2013
Language
English
Producer
Chris Hampson, John Barnett
Cast
Whirimako Black, Rachel House, Antonia Prebble, Nancy Brunning
Classification
Mature themes
Aspect Ratio
2.35:1 16:9 Anamorphic Widescreen
No Of Discs
1

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Excellent movie
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