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River Queen

River Queen (2005)

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A woman who has come to a strange land is torn between the life she knows and the new life around her in this epic-scale historical drama. In 1854, New Zealand's indigenous Maori tribes were engaged in an ongoing battle to drive away European settlers eager to establish colonies in the nation's wilderness, which the Maori saw as a threat to their way of life. However, some outsiders had made a home in New Zealand with the cooperation of the Maori, and an Irish settlement had been established,

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A waterlogged would-be epic, lacking the emotion, narrative invention and visual brilliance that mark [Vincent] Ward's best films.

September 29, 2005 Full Review Source: Variety
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River Queen is a period drama filled with some striking imagery but which ultimately keeps viewer involvement at an unfathomable distance.

September 18, 2005
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takes on the qualities of a disjointed vision, sometimes languid, sometimes violent, but always seeming to be only half-glimpsed on the threshold of sleep.

August 6, 2007 Full Review Source: Eye for Film
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An ambitious film from the talented, serious-minded Vincent Ward, River Queen takes us into the magnificent heart of New Zealand, both geographically and spiritually.

June 28, 2006 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
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Here is an intriguing movie about a young woman caught between two different worlds in 1860s New Zealand. Young Sara learns the talent and skills of stitching and sewing open flesh from her father. Employed with the army that is set upon colonizing the lands belonging to the Maoris, young Sara and her family trudged along the coast of the river bends. She meets a young Maori boy, and the two grow up together and begin to share a love that is short-lived (when Tommy Boy dies of sickness). Her son is then taken away by his family, she searches for him along the river for years. Her search brings her deep into Maori country. Great cast- Samantha Morton, Cliff Curtis, Kiefer Sutherland, and Temuera Morrison. Worthy!
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