Kōrero: Feature film

Landscape in film: Utu

Geoff Murphy's explosive ‘puha western’, Utu, was set during the New Zealand Wars of the 1860s and shot on the central North Island’s Volcanic Plateau. It uses this region’s spectacular scenery to full effect as a setting for large-scale battle scenes, and to emphasise the different worlds of its Pākehā and Māori characters. The film was released in 1983, and recut in an enhanced version in 2013. This is the trailer for Utu redux.

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Reference: Utu Redux. Director, producer and writer, Geoff Murphy. Utu Productions, 2013.

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Helen Martin, 'Feature film - New Zealand and the movies', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/video/42461/landscape-in-film-utu (accessed 14 June 2024)

He kōrero nā Helen Martin, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014, reviewed & revised 21 May 2024 me te āwhina o Emma-Jean Kelly