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Wild Horses

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  • Thu 13 Mar ’14, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
  • Fri 14 Mar ’14, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
  • Sat 15 Mar ’14, 7:00pm – 8:30pm


Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, 84 Taranaki St, Te Aro, Wellington Show map


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General admission: $8.00
  • Concession: $6.00


The Film Archive

When Dan Mitchell loses his job at the local mill, he decides to capture and sell the wild horses that roam free in the foothills of Mount Ruapehu. Joined by friends, the Sullivan brothers and former rodeo riders Sam and Sara, Dan packs up house and home and heads for the hills. Trouble begins when deer hunters in the park maintain that the horses and their catchers scare away their prey. They begin shooting the horses at random. They also hire a professional exterminator to shoot the horses, the park is soon littered with rotting carcasses as he goes about his task with grisly efficiency.

"Wild Horses" (1984, PG) is a New Zealand western set in Tongariro National Park, and based around real events and people associated with the wild equine inhabitants of the Central Plateau during the 1960s and 1970s.

“There are diverse characters, richly detailed digressions, top-notch production values, and a realistic sense of the pragmatics that intersect with ideals on both sides of the issue. But all these story elements clearly take a back-seat here to the real stars of such a film. It is the horses themselves, and the massive beauty of land they roam, that are the films greatest strength, and what stays vividly imprinted on the memory.” — 3rd Annual Vancouver International Film Festival.

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