UW Cinematheque: From The Archives at UNCSA
Utu | New Zealand | 1983 | 35mm | 104 min. Director: Geoff Murphy
Saturday, March 23, 2019
4070 Vilas Hall
Cast: Anzac Wallace, Bruno Lawrence, Tim Elliott New Zealand, the 1860s. the native Maori people fought the British colonials to keep the land guaranteed to them by a treaty negotiated three decades earlier. The warrior Te Wheke fights for the British until troops massacre the Maori inhabitants of a tiny and remote village, a betrayal that leads him to seek utu (revenge).