Broken English Movie Review 1996

Information and Film Reviews for Broken English the Movie

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Ethnically diverse New Zealand is the setting for this story of young lovers and the parents who don't understand them. Croatian refugee Nina (Vujcic) and Maori cook Eddie (Arahanga) meet in the Chinese restaurant where they both work and quickly fall in love. Nina's menacing father Ivan (Serbedzija) objects to their passion, sometimes with a baseball bat. Film deals honestly with immigration and racial issues. Engaging debut for Vujcic, a Croatian refugee director Nicholas met in a bar. Also available in an R-rated version.

Distribution

Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL: http://www.spe.sony.com, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on VHS
Running time 92 minutes.
Originally from New Zealand.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Bad Dads, Down Under, Torrid Love Scenes, Waiters & Waitresses
Screenplay
Gregor Nicholas, Johanna Pigott, Jim Salter
Cast
Aleksandra Vujcic, Julian (Sonny) Arahanga, Rade Serbedzija, Marton Csokas, Jing Zhao, Yang Li, Madeline McNamara
Cinematography
John Toon
Director
Gregor Nicholas
Producer
Robin Scholes, Timothy White, Village Roadshow Pictures, Communicado, Sony Pictures Classics

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