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White Lies (2016)

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Domestic Box Office $2,760Details
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Paraiti is a medicine woman. She is the healer and midwife of her rural, tribal people - she believes in life. But new laws are in force prohibiting unlicensed healers. On a rare trip to the city, she is approached by Maraea, the servant of a wealthy woman, Rebecca, who seeks her knowledge and assistance in order to hide a secret which could destroy Rebecca's position in European settler society. If the secret is uncovered a life may be lost, but hiding it may also have fatal consequences. So Paraiti, Maraea and Rebecca become players in a head-on clash of beliefs, deception and ultimate salvation.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 15,301-15,400) 15,361 $2,760
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 21,001-21,100) 21,024 $2,760
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 7,401-7,500) 7,417 $2,760

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 4th, 2016 (Limited) by ArtMattan Productions
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 96 minutes
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Keywords: Family Secrets, Redemption, 1920s, New Zealand, Race Relations
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: South Pacific Pictures, New Zealand Film Commission, NZ on Air
Production Countries: New Zealand

Leading Cast

   Paraiti the Medicine Woman
   Rebecca Vickers

Supporting Cast

Nancy Brunning    Horiana
Te Waimarie Kessell    Aroha
Kohuorangi Ta Whara    Wirepa
Elizabeth Hawthorne    Hospital Matron
Te Ahurei Rakuraku    young Paraiti
Tahuri o te Rangi Trainor Tait    Parait’s Grandfather
Kyle Pryor    Soldier

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Production and Technical Credits

John Barnett    Producer
Chris Hampson    Producer
Dana Rotberg    Screenwriter
Witi Ihimaera    Based on the novella 'Medicine Woman' by
Paul Sutorius    Editor
Alun Bollinger    Director of Photography
John Psathas    Composer
Tracey Collins    Production Designer
Catherine Madigan    Line Producer
Christina Asher    Casting Director

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