Hook, Line & Sinker(2011)
Grassroots, New Zealand drama shot on Wellington's south coast. From the makers of 2008 micro-budget feature Taking the Waewae Express, and developed using the cast improvisations methods of British director Mike Leigh.... More
PJ (Rangimoana Taylor, Waewae Express) is a truck driver with a workingman's pride in his job. His partner Ronnie (Carmel McGlone, Predicament), her two kids bordering on adulthood, singing at the local pub and fishing with his mate Jono form the backbone of his modest existence. But when he fails a mandatory eye test and loses his driving licence, PJ's life unravels.
In the face of his imminent future as a blind man, the ever pragmatic Ronnie upscales her wedding dress business with the help of her ambitious older sister Bernadette (Geraldine Brophy, Second-Hand Wedding) to become the breadwinner. But PJ, refusing to accept the loss of his sight, takes everyone on a tumultuous emotional journey to the very edge...
This independent production was made with a crew of 13, a cast of 100, 38 locations, 5 weeks shooting, immense community goodwill, and shot for less than $40,000.Hide
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BY Coraliee superstar
I just love NZ films, and enjoyed seeing scenes of Wellington. I wished there had been some more,it would have been a great opportunity to show off some of Wellington's iconic places and areas. I thought Geraldine Brophy is just wonderful and pulls off another great performance in this...however the whole film/plot/story line, is not quite as interesting as others she has been in, and although I enjoyed it - I just felt like something was missing.
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