Once Were Warriors
Her only chance for the future is to embrace the power of her past.
Once Were Warriors is a 1994 film based on New Zealand author Alan Duff's bestselling 1990 first novel.
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Set in urban Auckland (New Zealand) this movie tells the story of the Heke family. Jake Heke is a violent man who beats his wife frequently when drunk, and yet obviously loves both her and his family. The movie follows a period of several weeks in the family's life showing Jake's frequent outburst of violence and the effect that this has on his family. The youngest son is in trouble with the police and may be put into a foster home while the elder son is about to join a street gang. Jake's daughter has her own serious problems which are a key element in the plot. Written by Chris Maslin <email@example.com>