Once Were Warriors

Once Were Warriors

Maori couple Jake and Beth Heke are deeply in love, but Jake's alcoholic-fueled rage turns into domestic violence that threatens to tear their family apart. As their home life grows increasingly dangerous, Beth must do all she can to protect their three children. Set against the backdrop of traditional tribal culture, this classic and controversial 90's indie sleeper hit put New Zealand on the cinema map.
  • Rated R for pervasive language and strong depiction of domestic abuse, including sexual violence and substance abuse.
Maori couple Jake and Beth Heke are deeply in love, but Jake's alcoholic-fueled rage turns into domestic violence that threatens to tear their family apart. As their home life grows increasingly dangerous, Beth must do all she can to protect their three children. Set against the backdrop of traditional tribal culture, this classic and controversial 90's indie sleeper hit put New Zealand on the cinema map.
  • Rated R for pervasive language and strong depiction of domestic abuse, including sexual violence and substance abuse.