Singer Stan Walker makes his acting debut playing the lead role in feature film Mt Zion, shot in Pukekohe, Auckland. Walker stars as Turei, a talented young musician with a dream – for his band to win the audition to be the support act for Bob Marley’s 1979 concert in Auckland. Set amongst a Maori family of contract potato pickers in Pukekohe, in which Turei’s desperate ambition clashes with traditional whanau values, leading to an emotional showdown and powerful change. Temuera Morrison (Once Were Warriors), plays Turei’s father, the hard-working head contractor who has some lost ambitions of his own. Mt Zion is written and directed by Tearepa Kahi, who made the international award-winning short film Taua. Stan Walker won the 2009 Australian Idol singing contest and is now signed to Sony Music as a recording artist and EMI publishing as song writer.
Turei's family are hard-working potato farm workers in rural New Zealand. A talented musician, Turei dreams of his band being the support act for Bob Marley's 1979 tour. But it's a dream ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
John W (de) wrote: This is a movies lovers documentary. It's a real interesting look into B films of the 70's that were predominately filmed in the Philippeans. I know that sounds dreadfully specific. But these were the film makers that pushed the envelope for what makes a bad movie. Thanks to them action, comedy, and nudity can all go into one film and be accepted by the masses. Unless your interested in the origin of B film I'd skip it. But I would then call you a Criterion Creationist. Good movies don't just appear they evolve from bad ones.
Christian L (ag) wrote: This film is like a locomotive. It starts slowly, but once it gets moving it doesn't want to stop. Excellent cinematography and fun dance numbers add to the enjoyment of this entertaining romantic comedy.
peter m (au) wrote: The brilliant thing about Withnail & I is that it captures that not long left college and life could go either way moment along with all its other finery. There are no ducks flying to Moscow here, but there is a dwarf lurking in a tree. Freebird is something for those who probably never considered higher education and just went straight to work aged 15/16. I know some of the broad sheets stuck the knife into this film when it came out in Cinemas but i saw it at a packed house in Hailsham and everybody seemed to really enjoy it. I grew up in the forest of Dean and this took me straight back to my mushrooming and dope days (had some great mates - hate to think what they're all up to now - probably running the local council). I've watched it a couple of times on DVD and already i see the film as an old mate that will stay forever as part of my collection (how can i like this film and the Dambusters - doesn't seem right somehow) I certainly edge towards the second half of this film and i think the social interacting scenes with the locals are brilliantly done. I like the mix of the three lead characters and there really is some lovely writing in here along with some very quotable lines and dare i say a good smattering of integrity. I have tried to obtain the soundtrack, but it has not been released (shame, as it's a corker). Someone told me it was originally a stage play, not quite sure how that worked but i'm sure it was fun. I liked the little Shakespearian touches/references that seem to crop up throughout the film (also spotted the Dylan Thomas ref as well) and like all little gems, there will always be little things to discover like the final scene giving a nod to Easyrider as they start they're next journey. All in all a genuinely unpretentious piece of film making (love it!)
Lucie B (nl) wrote: This film made me laugh so much!
Kristin L (es) wrote: I found this movie very touching but some scenes were infuriating. Overall very moving.
joey b (au) wrote: Awesome martial arts moves but not a realistic story line and the acting wasn't up to par
Lisa R (br) wrote: Gee this was a good film. Great performances Frances O'Connor should have such a bigger career than she does. Really well directed and the use of music is fascinating, in the fact that the film has none. Amazingly it really adds to the atmosphere. Great scenery too, in places that aren't usually captured on film (I believe outback SA).I really need to watch it again.
Barbara S (nl) wrote: Would love to see this movie.
Thomas P (es) wrote: One of my favorite Astrix cartoon. I always wanted to taste the Arsenic pudding. Without arsenic.
Thomas B (es) wrote: Good movie , if you like racing. ps: James Gardner did his own stunt driving in this move. That would be unheard of today!!
kria m (mx) wrote: I thought Bojana was her sister at first. Lol. I didn't feel the grief that much.I mean ...yeah my fault.
Guilherme N (gb) wrote: Gave up before the end
Demetri C (ag) wrote: I put this in a class I call guy friendly chick flickbasically it's a girly movie but its got a solid story as well as a good cast that makes it worth watching