Utu (1984)


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Utu is the Maori word for "Retribution," which sums up the chief motivating factor of this New Zealand-produced drama. Set in the 1870s, the film details the exigencies of British Colonial rule. A Maori scout, Te Wheke (Anzac Wallace), stumbles across a native village that has been destroyed in a British raid. Since it is the scout's own village, he deserts the British army, the better to seek "utu." Leading a vigilante force consisting of his fellow Maoris, Te Wheke kills as many British … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Keith Aberdein, Geoff Murphy
In Theaters:
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment


as Te Wheke

as Williamson

as Lieutenant Scott

as Col. Elliot

as Charlie

as Capt. Rogers

as Belcher
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