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The Dark Horse

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"Powerful, violent, challenging, but ultimately affirming."
5 stars"
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Undoubtedly one of New Zealand's greatest films, this is a powerful story, based on actual events, centred around a troubled man – Genesis Potini – (played to perfection by Cliff Curtis) whose obsession with chess leads him to find to not only his own place to stand with pride and dignity in the face of debilitating mental illness but challenges and uplifts others as well. Yes, it is a world where there is violence and unbridled language but there is also a passion to help others and not succumb to intense pressures that ultimately de-humanise people. Chess may not be the ultimate answer to all problems but it is an unlikely way forward to hope for those (especially young people) who respond to Genesis' challenge.

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5 stars"
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It is easy to see why Cliff Curtiss is now such a successful actor. His role along all of the other actors is masterfully enacted. Sad, funny and brutal, there are so many parts to this movie, and you certainly warm to the special characters portrayed. This IS real New Zealand, outstanding

"Best New Zealand film to date."
5 stars"
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This is an outstanding film. The acting is superb and it is artfully directed. A must see,

"A must see NZ movie"
5 stars"
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Along with THE PIANO I consider it the best of NZ movies. Wonderful acting. A story of hope..

"Awesome Kiwi movie to add to your collection"
4 stars"

Superb acting, characterisation, and story line. Sad, inspiring, uplifting and sometimes distrubing glimpse into a very sick and outcast but very talented, dedicated, loving and committed mans life. Love this type of story that shows a true life hero making a positive difference in others lives. Genesis Potini was a legend, so happy this is now a mainstream movie that highlights how much those with mental illness can achieve and contribute to society when accepted, understood and given a chance.

"Great movie but some times disturbing"
4 stars"
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Great acting by cliff curtis…but sad to see people being treated like that

Description

The Dark Horse is a 2014 New Zealand drama film on DVD, directed by James Napier Robertson and starring Cliff Curtis.

The Dark Horse is an 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.

Release date Australia
December 10th, 2014
Number of Discs
1
Length (Minutes)
125
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.78 : 1
Language
English
Supported Audio
  • Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
Studio
Country of Production
  • New Zealand
Genre
  • Drama
Collection
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
Edition
  • Standard Edition
Box Dimensions (mm)
135x190x14
UPC
9324915097384
All-time sales rank
Top 500
Product ID
22817977

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