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Jubilee (2000)

Billy is trying to organize the biggest celebration the town has seen - the 75th Jubilee of their school. In doing this, he is trying to redeem himself in the eyes of his family, but an old flame of his wife returns .

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Michael Hurst

Writers:

Michael Bennett, Nepi Solomon (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cliff Curtis ... Billy Williams
Theresa Healey Theresa Healey ... Pauline Williams
Jaime Passier-Armstrong Jaime Passier-Armstrong ... Lucille Williams
Charley Murphy Samau Charley Murphy Samau ... Walter Williams
Hori Ahipene Hori Ahipene ... Potu Williams
Amiria Reriti Amiria Reriti ... Minnie Williams
Mabel Wharekawa Mabel Wharekawa ... Mum Williams (as Mabel Wharekawa Burt)
Whetu Fala ... Nefta Williams
Kevin Smith ... Max Seddon
Taungaroa Emile ... Tyron
Ross Duncan Ross Duncan ... Wallace
Vicky Haughton ... Mary Taki
Eru Potaka Dewes Eru Potaka Dewes ... Rangi Kaawa
Marise Wipani Marise Wipani ... Sharyn
Stephen Tozer Stephen Tozer ... Mr Crawford
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Billy is trying to organize the biggest celebration the town has seen - the 75th Jubilee of their school. In doing this, he is trying to redeem himself in the eyes of his family, but an old flame of his wife returns .

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A reason for a small town to put on a clean pair of undies.

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Country:

New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 2000 (New Zealand) See more »

Also Known As:

Obljetnica See more »

Filming Locations:

New Zealand

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Unnervingly accurate look at small-town New Zealand.
15 April 2000 | by lindsaSee all my reviews

When the chairwoman of the Waimatua school jubilee committee unexpectedly falls victim to a farm accident, local man Billy Williams finds himself in an unusual position of responsibility.

It's fair to say the upcoming 75th jubilee is taking its toll not just on Billy and the close-knit community, but on Billy's wife, Pauline -- who goes through her own personal crisis.

The humour covers several bases, from wry comment to outright slapstick, and the cultural references are dead-on, though the characters are borderline stereotype. Sometimes, though, this film is so close to the mark it's scary.


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