En 2001, l'équipe des Samoa américaines de football subit une défaite historique contre l'Australie 31-0 lors des éliminatoires pour la Coupe du monde 2002. Pour oublier cet affront, la fédération ambitionne une qualification à la Coupe du monde 2014. En 2011, l'entraineur néerlandais Thomas Rongen, qui a principalement officié aux Etats-Unis, est engagé pour faire progresser l'équipe.
, 1h41 Directed byTaika Waititi OriginNouvelle zelande GenresDrama, Comedy, Adventure ActorsSam Neill, Rachel House, Oscar Kightley, Rhys Darby, Taika Waititi Roles Paula Hall Rating77% Abandonné par sa mère, trimballé de foyer en foyer, Ricky Baker, un jeune délinquant, est placé par les services sociaux dans une famille d'accueil, des fermiers sans enfants, les Faulkner. Ricky sympathise avec « tante » Bella, une femme aimante qui lui offre notamment un chien pour ses 13 ans qu'il nomme Tupac en référence à son idole, le rappeur Tupac Shakur ou qui lui apprend à chasser, mais il n'a aucun rapport amical avec son mari, Hec, un homme solitaire et acariâtre.
OriginNouvelle zelande GenresDrama, Historical ActorsRachel House, Antonia Prebble, Nancy Brunning, Elizabeth Hawthorne, Kyle Pryor Roles Maraea Rating69% White Lies is a story about the nature of identity: those who deny it and those who strive to protect it. Paraiti (Whirimako Black) is a medicine woman. She is the healer and midwife of her rural, tribal people - she believes in life. But new laws are in force prohibiting unlicensed healers. On a rare trip to the city, she is approached by Maraea (Rachel House), the servant of a wealthy woman, Rebecca (Antonia Prebble), who seeks her knowledge and assistance in order to hide a secret which could destroy Rebecca's position in European settler society. If the secret is uncovered a life may be lost, but hiding it may also have fatal consequences. So Paraiti, Maraea and Rebecca become players in a head on clash of beliefs, deception and ultimate salvation.
, 1h28 Directed byTaika Waititi OriginNouvelle zelande GenresDrama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance ThemesFilms about children, Seafaring films, Transport films ActorsTaika Waititi, James Rolleston, Craig Hall, Pana Hema Taylor, Rachel House, Madeleine Sami Roles Aunty Gracey Rating74% The year is 1984. Alamein/"Boy" is an 11-year-old boy who lives in Waihau Bay, in the Bay of Plenty region of New Zealand, on a small farm with his grandmother, little brother Rocky, and several other cousins. Boy spends his time dreaming of Michael Jackson and his estranged father, Alamein, who has since left him and Rocky. Boy continually creates stories about his father such as him escaping prison and taking him to see Michael Jackson live. Even though Boy continues to believe this, his classmates never believe him anyway, which starts a fight between him and another classmate, Kingi, and his older brother Holden. When Boy's grandmother leaves for a funeral one day, she leaves Boy in charge of the house and his brother and cousins; Boy is then surprised to see his father and two other men arrive at the farm.
, 1h47 GenresDrama, Crime ActorsKate Elliott, John Noble, Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Michael Hurst, Jared Turner, Miranda Harcourt Roles Taxi Driver Rating63% A young solo mother (Elliott) loves her son and his needs are foremost, but she still has room in her heart for her very broken brother (Turner), even as her fundamentalist mother cruelly rejects her. But when the brother is responsible for a woman's broken neck, during his burglary of her house, families are changed as crisis amplifies and at times the young mother seems to be the only adult.
, 1h41 Directed byNiki Caro OriginNouvelle zelande GenresDrama ThemesFilms about animals, Feminist films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Cétacé, Political films, Mise en scène d'un cétacé ActorsKeisha Castle-Hugues, Rawiri Paratene, Cliff Curtis, Vicky Haughton, Tammy Davis, Rachel House Roles Shilo Rating74% The film's plot follows the story of Paikea Apirana ("Pai") In the book, her name is Kahu, short for Kahutia Te Rangi. The leader should be the first-born grandson – a direct patrilineal descendant of Paikea, aka Kahutia Te Rangi in the book, the Whale Rider – he who rode on top of a whale from Hawaiki. However, Pai is female and technically cannot inherit the leadership. While her grandfather, Koro, later forms an affectionate bond with his granddaughter, carrying her to school every day on his bicycle, he also condemns her and blames her for conflicts happening within the tribe. At one point Paikea decides to leave with her father because her grandfather is mistreating her. However she finds that she cannot bear to leave the sea as the whale seems to be calling her back, she tells her father to turn the car back and returns home. Pai's father refuses to assume traditional leadership; instead he moves to Germany to pursue a career as an artist. Pai herself is interested in the leadership, learning traditional songs and dances, but is given little encouragement by her grandfather. Pai feels that she can become the leader, although there's no precedent for a woman to do so, and is determined to succeed.