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14 AUGUST 2012

Two Cars, One Night: cars in loco parentis outside a rural NZ pub

"Youngsters Romeo, Ed, and Polly wait in two cars after dark while their parents are inside drinking. It's a situation many Kiwis would recognise: cars in loco parentis outside the bar or rugby club. Soon cross–car rivalry warms to budding friendship. Winning performances, and the tender mix of comedy and romance saw the tale of a Te Kaha pub carpark become an international hit."

(New Zealand on Screen)

Fig.1 writer/director: Taika Waititi (2003). "Two Cars, One Night".



2003 • after dark • Aotearoa New ZealandAustralasiabarblack and white • budding friendship • carcarpark • cars in loco parentis • coming of age • delinquent • delinquent parents • Dion Waikato • Hutini Waikato • in loco parentis • kiwi short filmMaoriNew Zealand Film Commission • parental neglect • pub • pub carpark • Rangi Ngamoki • Riwai Waka • rugby club • short film • Taika Waititi • Te Ahiwaru Ngamoki-Richards • Te Kaha • teenagersThe Coming of Age of The New Zealand Short Film • two cars


Simon Perkins

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