the dark horse

“Once Were Warriors meets Shine”

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Drama

124 min

2014

James Napier Robertson

synopsis

Starring an extraordinary NZ cast; Cliff Curtis (Whale Rider and Boy), James Rolleston (Boy) and Kirk Torrance (Outrageous Fortune), The Dark Horse is an inspiring true story based on the life of a charismatic, brilliant but little-known New Zealand Hero and Chess champion – Genesis Potini (Gen). The Dark Horse is a provocative, emotionally-charged and inspiring drama about a man who searches for the courage to lead, despite his own adversities – finding purpose and hope in passing on his gift to the children in his community. It is a film about two lost souls finding the strength to carry on through each other’s company – believing in themselves; even if no one else does.

cast:

Cliff Curtis, James Rolleston, Kirk Torrance, Xavier Horan, Miriama McDowell, Baz Te Hira, Wayne Hapi Te Hira Wayne Hapi"

crew:

James Napier Robertson, James Napier Robertson, Tom Hern, Timothy White, Cliff Curtis

fan quotes:

"Great film, well worth the watch!" - John Smith

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