Cast & Credits:
Release date: April 17, 2015 (limited)
Studio: Magnet Releasing (Magnolia Pictures)
Director: Toa Fraser
Country: New Zealand
MPAA Rating: R (for brutal bloody violence)
Screenwriter: Glenn Standring
Starring: Rena Owen, James Rolleston, Lawrence Makoare, Te Kohe Tuhaka, Xavier Horan, George Henare, Raukura Turei
Genre: Thriller, Action
Runtime: 107 Mins
Websites: http://www.magnetreleasing.com/thedeadlands/ | https://www.facebook.com/TheDeadLandsFilm
Tagline: Where the warrior spirit was born
Hongi (James Rolleston) - a Maori chieftain’s teenage son - must avenge his father's murder in order to bring peace and honour to the souls of his loved ones after his tribe is slaughtered through an act of treachery. Vastly outnumbered by a band of villains, led by Wirepa (Te Kohe Tuhaka), Hongi’s only hope is to pass through the feared and forbidden Dead Lands and forge an uneasy alliance with the mysterious Warrior (Lawrence Makoare), a ruthless fighter who has ruled the area for years.
Did You Know?
This film is the Official submission of New Zealand to the best foreign language film category of the 87th Academy Awards 2015.