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Naming Number Two (2006)

No. 2 (original title)
A matriarch organizes a feast with her family, in which she will name her successor.

Director:

Toa Fraser

Writer:

Toa Fraser
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ruby Dee ... Nanna Maria
Mia Blake Mia Blake ... Charlene
Rene Naufahu Rene Naufahu ... Erasmus
Miriama McDowell ... Hibiscus
Taungaroa Emile ... Soul
Xavier Horan ... Tyson
Tuva Novotny ... Danish Maria
Antony Starr ... Shelly
Tanea Heke Tanea Heke ... Aunty Cat
Nathaniel Lees ... Uncle John
Pio Terei Pio Terei ... Uncle Percy
Brandon Lakshman Brandon Lakshman ... Moses
Tayla-Lee Griffin Tayla-Lee Griffin ... Nia
Joe Folau ... Pule
Michelle Ang ... Grace
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Storyline

Living in Mt. Roskill, Auckland, Nana Maria struggles to get her grandchildren together for a traditional Fijian feast in which she means to name her successor as Matriarch. Film runs over about a 18 hour or so period of time. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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One place. One night. (Australia theatrical) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic material, language, sensuality, brief violence and smoking | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 February 2006 (New Zealand) See more »

Also Known As:

Naming Number Two See more »

Filming Locations:

Auckland, New Zealand See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

NZD4,324,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$433,904
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Numero Films Ltd. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Waka
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raw and real, funny and cheeky
1 May 2006 | by vixinozSee all my reviews

another great kiwi film, how do they do it?? a small country with not a big budget for films even after lotr and peter jackson.

No.2 is rich story telling, beautifully flawed relationships, raw and real, funny and cheeky.

new zealand film makers have set such high standards in telling their stories, i have yet to see it trickle through to Australian film making - although australians are good at making Hollywood movies- but movies that capture the worlds attention and respect far and few between. like once were warriors couldn't be copied and wasn't from kiwi genre point of view neither should the castle and its characters be rewrote and reworked and remade over and over. let the writers write- not all writers should have to direct to see their work made with integrity.

see this movie- No.2


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