Cliff Curits on a horse in Muru

Muru

2022
104min
Feature
Synopsis: 

Inspired by actual events, MURU is the story of a local Police Sergeant ‘Taffy’ Tāwharau (Cliff Curtis), who must choose between duty to his badge or his people, when the Government invoke antiterrorism powers to launch an armed raid on Taffy’s remote Urewera community, on a school day. This gripping action drama is not a re-creation, but a response to the 2007 Tūhoe raids. MURU is a Māori concept for 'forgiveness’. 

Status: 
Complete
Genre: 
Action & Adventure, Te Reo Māori, Drama
Sales Agent: 
Arclight Films International
New Zealand distributor: 
Rialto Distribution
Festival/Awards: 
Muru is New Zealand’s entry for the 2023 Academy Awards Best International Feature Film category / 2022: Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival – Opening Night Film, Toronto International Film Festival – Contemporary World Cinema programme, Busan International Film Festival – Flash Forward competition, Leiden International Film Festival, Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) – Winner Cultural Diversity Award under the Patronage of UNESCO