Once Were Warriors (1994) - Details

Once Were Warriors

Beth Heke is a feisty, beautiful mother of five who, after eighteen years of marriage, is still deeply in love with her volatile husband Jake. Jake spends most of his time at the local pub, guzzling beer and proving his masculinity with his fists. If Beth dares to question or challenge him, her answer often comes in a similarly violent form. Although one son has joined a gang and another has been taken by the state to a home for delinquent boys, her beautiful teenage daughter Grace is still untouched. What happens to Grace changes the family's life forever and forces Beth to draw on her own Maori roots and personal strength to courageously turn adversity into triumph and create new hope for her own and her family's survival.




UK Cert: 18

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