History Film / OnceWereWarriors

29th Jan '16 1:31:22 AM Amelon1
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: At one point, the family stops by the road and Beth points out a cemetery where her ancestors are buried...
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: At one point, the family stops by the road and Beth points out [[spoiler: a cemetery where her ancestors are buried...]]
28th Jan '16 4:20:05 AM Amelon1
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* TheFilmOfTheBook:
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* TheFilmOfTheBook:TheFilmOfTheBook * {{Foreshadowing}}: At one point, the family stops by the road and Beth points out a cemetery where her ancestors are buried... -->'''Grace:''' I'd love to go see them.\\ '''Beth:''' Not before me, you don't.
7th May '15 11:35:50 AM KingClark
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* DepartmentofChildDisservices: The hapless social worker who visits the Hekes. Subverted in that Boogie actually ''does'' get better after being taken away.
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* DepartmentofChildDisservices: DepartmentOfChildDisservices: The hapless social worker who visits the Hekes. Subverted in that Boogie actually ''does'' get better after being taken away.
7th May '15 11:17:47 AM KingClark
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* MoodWhiplash: Nearly every scene of beating is preceded and almost immediately followed by bikes, sunglasses and other superficial cool.
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* MoodWhiplash: Nearly every scene of beating is preceded and almost immediately followed by bikes, sunglasses and other superficial cool.superficially cool thing.
3rd May '15 5:46:08 PM CaptainCrawdad
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not a teen
* WildTeenParty: Jake tends to invite everyone from the pub back to his house on a nightly basis.
3rd May '15 5:45:21 PM CaptainCrawdad
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not a trope
* VictimBlaming: Jake is completely unashamed to blame Beth for everything he does to her, including savagely beating her after she refuses to cook for his guests and then raping her.
1st May '15 7:17:46 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* DieChairDie: While Grace's funeral is going on, Jake is sitting in the pub. A song he'd been singing along to with his family (See EarWorm) earlier in the film comes on and Jake becomes so enraged that he grabs a bar stool and puts it through the jukebox.
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* DieChairDie: While Grace's funeral is going on, Jake is sitting in the pub. A song he'd been singing along to with his family (See EarWorm) earlier in the film comes on and Jake becomes so enraged that he grabs a bar stool and puts it through the jukebox.
1st May '15 7:16:50 PM CaptainCrawdad
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Based on the [[TheFilmOfTheBook novel]] by Alan Duff, ''OnceWereWarriors'' is a 1994 film set in UsefulNotes/NewZealand and dealing with the trials of a dysfunctional working-class Maori family. It was famous on its release as a result of its hard-hitting depiction of low-life, abuse and poverty among poor urban Maori (something of a hot-button issue in New Zealand).
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Based on the [[TheFilmOfTheBook novel]] by Alan Duff, ''OnceWereWarriors'' ''Once Were Warriors'' is a 1994 film set in UsefulNotes/NewZealand and dealing with the trials of a dysfunctional working-class Maori family. It was famous on its release as a result of its hard-hitting depiction of low-life, abuse and poverty among poor urban Maori (something of a hot-button issue in New Zealand).
4th Nov '14 6:16:58 PM Discontent
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* TheAlcoholic - Both Jake and Beth.
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* TheAlcoholic - TheAlcoholic: Both Jake and Beth.

* AxeCrazy - Jake. * AwesomeButImpractical - Jake beats on a guy who he claims has done "all weights, no speedball".
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* AxeCrazy - AxeCrazy: Jake. * AwesomeButImpractical - AwesomeButImpractical: Jake beats on a guy who he claims has done "all weights, no speedball".

* BeautyIsNeverTarnished : One of the most dramatic aversions in cinema. After Jake brutally beats and rapes Beth, she looks it.
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* BeautyIsNeverTarnished : BeautyIsNeverTarnished: One of the most dramatic aversions in cinema. After Jake brutally beats and rapes Beth, she looks it.

* CurbStompBattle - Every fight Jake gets into. * {{Delinquents}} - Nig and Boogie
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* CurbStompBattle - CurbStompBattle: Every fight Jake gets into. * {{Delinquents}} - {{Delinquents}}: Nig and Boogie

* {{Diary}} - Grace keeps one, and Beth later finds it. * DieChairDie - While Grace's funeral is going on, Jake is sitting in the pub. A song he'd been singing along to with his family (See EarWorm) earlier in the film comes on and Jake becomes so enraged that he grabs a bar stool and puts it through the jukebox. * DomesticAbuse - Jake abuses Beth (and, presumably, the children) regularly. Also inverts the trope BeautyIsNeverTarnished, as poor Beth's face looks like it's been rearranged after one of Jake's benders. * DrivenToSuicide - Poor [[spoiler: Grace]] ends up hanging herself on a clothing line tied to a tree after [[spoiler: her rape at the hands of Uncle Bully.]]
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* {{Diary}} - {{Diary}}: Grace keeps one, and Beth later finds it. * DieChairDie - DieChairDie: While Grace's funeral is going on, Jake is sitting in the pub. A song he'd been singing along to with his family (See EarWorm) earlier in the film comes on and Jake becomes so enraged that he grabs a bar stool and puts it through the jukebox. * DomesticAbuse - DomesticAbuse: Jake abuses Beth (and, presumably, the children) regularly. Also inverts the trope BeautyIsNeverTarnished, as poor Beth's face looks like it's been rearranged after one of Jake's benders. * DrivenToSuicide - DrivenToSuicide: Poor [[spoiler: Grace]] ends up hanging herself on a clothing line tied to a tree after [[spoiler: her rape at the hands of Uncle Bully.]]

* EroticEating : Beth and the seafood.
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* EroticEating : EroticEating: Beth and the seafood.

* FreudianExcuse: at one point Jake seems to justify his actions by saying that he comes from a long line of slaves. Given what he does in the film, no-one buys it.
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* FreudianExcuse: at At one point Jake seems to justify his actions by saying that he comes from a long line of slaves. Given what he does in the film, no-one buys it.

* HellBentForLeather - The Toa Aotearoa members, as befits what is effectively a biker gang.
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* HellBentForLeather - HellBentForLeather: The Toa Aotearoa members, as befits what is effectively a biker gang.

* ProudWarriorRaceGuy : Varying examples.
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* ProudWarriorRaceGuy : ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Varying examples.

* WildTeenParty - Jake tends to invite everyone from the pub back to his house on a nightly basis.
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* WildTeenParty - WildTeenParty: Jake tends to invite everyone from the pub back to his house on a nightly basis.
22nd Oct '14 11:06:20 PM shamblingdead2
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''OnceWereWarriors'' is a 1994 film set in UsefulNotes/NewZealand and dealing with the trials of a dysfunctional working-class Maori family. It was famous on its release as a result of its hard-hitting depiction of low-life, abuse and poverty among poor urban Maori (something of a hot-button issue in New Zealand).
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Based on the [[TheFilmOfTheBook novel]] by Alan Duff, ''OnceWereWarriors'' is a 1994 film set in UsefulNotes/NewZealand and dealing with the trials of a dysfunctional working-class Maori family. It was famous on its release as a result of its hard-hitting depiction of low-life, abuse and poverty among poor urban Maori (something of a hot-button issue in New Zealand). Zealand).
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