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Rain of the children, a Vincent Ward film, (videorecording DVD)

Label
Rain of the children
Title
Rain of the children
Statement of responsibility
a Vincent Ward film
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Vincent Ward weaves drama with documentary to unravel the extraordinary story of Puhi, the Tuhoe woman who welcomed the young filmmaker into her home in 1978. Ward made the observational film In Spring One Plants Alone about Puhi's day-to-day life in the remote Urewera Ranges. By then almost 80, she was obsessively caring for her schizophrenic adult son Niki, whose violent fits terrified her. In this new cinema feature Ward sets out to unravel the mystery that has haunted him for 30 years: Who was Puhi? And why was she so obsessed with this last remaining son? Using his relationship with Puhi as the framework to explore her life, he finds a woman of extraordinary fortitude who, at the age of 12, was chosen by the great Tuhoe prophet Rua Kenana to marry his son, Whatu. Rua gave her the name, Puhi ("special one"). At 14, she had her first baby while hiding in the bush, having escaped from the 1916 police raid on Rua's community at Maungapohatu, where she witnessed the arrest of Rua and Whatu and the killing of Toko, Rua's other son, said to be her lover. She would go on to have 13 more children. But by the time Ward made his initial film, there were few signs of what had become of them. In Rain of the Children, he finds out how the loss of her children affected the course of her life. The tragedies she lived through were so powerful that some, including her, believed she was cursed. After a tumultuous second marriage and the manslaughter of her third husband, Puhi was left with her dependant son, Niki. She dedicated herself to this man-child, trying to protect him at all costs, even from beyond the grave. Rain of the Children is Ward's search for truth in the story of a woman who sought redemption through love and who has remained a touchstone for him throughout his life
Cataloging source
AU@
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
  • Directed by Vincent Ward
  • Composer, John Gibson, Jack Body ; Iwi co-producer, Keero Nancy Tait ; co-producer, Catherine Fitzgerald ; producer, Vincent Ward, Marg Slater, Tainui Stephens
  • Music by Jack Body and John Gibson ; cinematography by Adam Clark, Neon Narbey ; film editing by Chris Plummer
Dewey number
305.420993
Intended audience
  • Rated M: Suitable for mature audiences 16 years and over. NOTE: Contains offensive language
  • M - Suitable for mature audiences 16 years and over. Note: contains violence and offensive language
  • Film rating: M. Suitable for mature audiences 16 years and over. Note: Contains violence and offensive language
  • Rated M: Suitable for mature audiences 16 years and over. NOTE: Contains violence and offensive language
  • M16
  • M: Suitable for mature audiences 16 years and over. NOTE: Contains offensive language
Language note
In English
PerformerNote
  • Taungaroa Emile, Temuera Morrison, Rena Owen, Miriama Rangi
  • Miriama Rangi, Rena Owen, Temuera Morrison, Waihoroi Shortland, Taungaroa Emile,
Runtime
97
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Rain of the children, a Vincent Ward film, (videorecording DVD)
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Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Special features include: Theatrical trailer, image gallery, behind the scenes uncut, interviews
Control code
12799145
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
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Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (DVD) (approximately 97 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Other control number
9312590150722
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
RLT068
System control number
  • (Sirsi) NE138593
  • (OCoLC)298838512
  • (Nz)12799145
System details
  • PAL ; Region 4
  • PAL ; Region 4 ; Dolby Digital, DTS 5.1 ; anamorphic widescreen 16:9
  • DVD, 16:9 aspect ratio, PAL ; Region 4

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