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Naming Number Two (2006)

No. 2 (original title)
A matriarch organizes a feast with her family, in which she will name her successor.

Director:

Toa Fraser

Writer:

Toa Fraser
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ruby Dee ... Nanna Maria
Mia Blake Mia Blake ... Charlene
Rene Naufahu Rene Naufahu ... Erasmus
Miriama McDowell ... Hibiscus
Taungaroa Emile ... Soul
Xavier Horan ... Tyson
Tuva Novotny ... Danish Maria
Antony Starr ... Shelly
Tanea Heke Tanea Heke ... Aunty Cat
Nathaniel Lees ... Uncle John
Pio Terei Pio Terei ... Uncle Percy
Brandon Lakshman Brandon Lakshman ... Moses
Tayla-Lee Griffin Tayla-Lee Griffin ... Nia
Joe Folau ... Pule
Michelle Ang ... Grace
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Storyline

Living in Mt. Roskill, Auckland, Nana Maria struggles to get her grandchildren together for a traditional Fijian feast in which she means to name her successor as Matriarch. Film runs over about a 18 hour or so period of time. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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Taglines:

One place. One night. (Australia theatrical) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic material, language, sensuality, brief violence and smoking | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 February 2006 (New Zealand) See more »

Also Known As:

Naming Number Two See more »

Filming Locations:

Auckland, New Zealand See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

NZD4,324,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$433,904
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Numero Films Ltd. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A Beautiful and Touching Picture
11 October 2014 | by charleswilliamsmith5See all my reviews

I've seen recent reviews of lacking a firm storyline - however I beg to differ. I really liked this film because it was so simplistic to understand, but yet portraying strong themes of a foreign/traditional family living in New Zealand. Additionally, the family as depicted in the film can be seen as being dysfunctional, this factor can reinforce our understanding of the film if one has been exposed to such kind of a family. Anyhow, I must praise the performances of the actors/actresses and in particular Ruby Dee - for instance, when I first viewed the film I though the Dee was a Fijian actress! It came to great shock when I discovered that she was in fact American! In conclusion, I would like to say that I very much enjoyed this little film, it is funny, touching and passionate. If anyone has the chance to watch this film, then DO IT! It isn't to be missed! Out


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