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The story of how one man's crime ruins the lives of two families forever.


Larry Parr


Maurice Gee (novel), Larry Parr (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Elliott ... Leeanne Rosser
Jared Turner ... Brent Rosser
Timothy Lee Timothy Lee ... Clyde Rosser (as Tim Lee)
Miranda Harcourt Miranda Harcourt ... Irene Rosser
Jamal Spellacey Jamal Spellacey ... Sam Rosser
John Noble ... Howard Peet
Liddy Holloway Liddy Holloway ... Gwen Peet
Jennifer Ward-Lealand ... Ulla Peet
Michael Hurst ... Athol Peet
Alistair Browning ... Gordon Peet
Alicia Fulford-Wierzbicki Alicia Fulford-Wierzbicki ... Olivia Peet
Sara Brodie Sara Brodie ... Darlene Peet
Paul Glover ... Danny
Brenda Kendall Brenda Kendall ... Mrs. Ponder
Julian Arahanga ... Detective Harawira


Leeanne Rosser'sa strong but world-weary 20 year-old solo mother. She sits on a train with her one-year-old son, Sam, on their way to visit her mum, as It's her mother's birthda. But her religious mother refuses to accept Sam, as he was born out of wedlock. Leeanne's father's helpless to bring them together. Unknown to all of them, Leeanne's brother, Brent is out pretending to be a student or a bible salesman, and then robs houses when their owners are absent. Today an unsuspecting victim,returns home during his robbery. Brent panics and sends her plummeting down the steps. For Leeanne and her family, and that of Brent's robbery-gone-wrong victim, everything is changed from that moment on. Written by NZ Film Commission

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Release Date:

9 September 2004 (New Zealand) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Auckland, New Zealand See more »


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NZD363,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A Story of Fractured Lives
1 April 2004 | by LightRaiderSee all my reviews

I went to the World Premiere for Fracture on April 1, 2004. The movie started off a bit sluggish in terms of acting and figuring out what was going on. The movie was short in and around Wellington, New Zealand, and from the beginning, the setting has a familiar feel for Wellington residents, with some locations being more obvious than others. It doesn't take long for the initial action to transpire, and from that point, the movie portrays the struggles of two families and how their lives intersect. While some parts of the movie were more convincing than others, I found myself caring about the characters by the end, and that perhaps is what makes this movie a success. It's definitely not a Hollywood production, but that also lets it be a little more real in some ways. This outing has a lot more in common with New Zealand's Once Were Warriors than with Whale Rider. The characters endure their share of violence, and struggle to overcome. We see how families fall apart, but also how they pull together and care for one another.

Kate Elliott plays the central character of Leeanne Rosser. She is a single mother of 20 with a 1 year-old child, who is doing the best she can to raise and love her child, despite some challenges circumstances. Kate does a superb job in this role, and I found myself feeling sorry for her at many times, and being really happy when she succeeded. This was a difficult role to play, as she had to express many different types of emotions, and she did quite well.

Aussie Jared Turner played her brother Brent Rosser. Because of the lifestyle choices Brent has chosen, the relationship between Kate and Brent is strained, but Kate's character is the kind that does her best to care for those she loves. Brent's actions early on in the movie affect multiple characters negatively, though they affect him the most, as he hides inside himself. Jared's acting, due to the nature of the script, is primarily nonverbal, but fairly convincing. Mostly, he looks afraid and desperate, and the story shows what happens to a desperate person. Some aspects of it were over-the-top I think, but I could relate to his fear somewhat.

Not to be missed in this picture are some notable cast members. John Noble, most recently starring as Denethor in Lord of the Rings, plays patriarch Howie Peet. Director Larry Parr's son Julian Arahanga, perhaps best known as Apoc from The Matrix, plays Detective Harawira. Popular New Zealand actor Cliff Curtis, who had parts in both Whale Rider and Once Were Warriors, among others, plays Inspector Franklin. You can find more information about the film at the New Zealand Film Commission's website, who helped produce the film.

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