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“Sarah and Sione fall in love - can their love transcend their different backgrounds?” - New Zealand Film Commission;; 5/02/2014.

“The scenario of SONS FOR THE RETURN HOME is one of those for which there are two possible endings - the lovers will come together at the end or they won’t [...] But the film is less concerned with what happens than with the whys, and the motivations and ethnic backgrounds of the lovers. She is a white New Zealander, he is a brown Polynesian from Western Samoa. They meet when she picks him up in the library of the university of Wellington where they are students, and the film is about the impact on their affair of their contrasting cultures.” - ‘Variety’, October 31, 1979.

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Year 1979

Reference number F3156

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Feature

Duration 1:57:00

Production company Pacific Films

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Credits Cast: Uelese Petaia
Cast: Fiona Lindsay
Cast: Moira Walker
Cast: Lani Tupu
Camera: Amalamo Tanielu
Cast: Alan Jervis
Cast: Anne Flannery
Cast: Malama Masina
Cast: Sean Duffy
Director: Paul Maunder
Executive Producer: Don Blakeney
Writer: Paul Maunder
Adapted From The Novel: Albert Wendt
Director of Photography: Alun Bollinger
Camera: Paul Leach
Music: Malcolm Smith
Art Director: Vincent Ward
Editor: Christine Lancaster
Sound: Don Reynolds
Production Manager: Grahame J. McLean
Funding: New Zealand Film Commission

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