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“Robert Jackson, a wealthy sheep farmer, uses power and domination to rule both his farm and his family. He covets three things in his possession; his stags, his guns and his daughter, Cathy. Itinerant shepherd, Peter Daley, accepting employment on the farm, finds himself drawn into a sinister, domestic dilemma. What Daley doesn't know is that Cathy is being sexually abused by her father and is powerless to escape. Torn with the confusion of guilt and fear, she remains in this destructive situation to nurse her paralysed mother, the victim of a stroke.” - New Zealand Film Commission; www.nzfilm.co.nz/film/heart-of-the-stag; 31/01/2014.

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Year 1984

Reference number F6477

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Feature

Duration 1:29:30

Production company Southern Light Pictures

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Credits Cast: Mary Regan
Cast: Terence Cooper
Cast: Anne Flannery
Cast: Michael Wilson
Cast: Susanne Cowie
Director: Michael Firth
Producer: Don Reynolds
Producer: Michael Firth
Writer: Neil Illingworth
Additional Writing: Bruno Lawrence
Additional Writing: Michael Firth
Additional Writing: Martyn Sanderson
From A Story By: Michael Firth
Director of Photography: James Bartle
Camera: John Toon
Editor: Michael Horton
Music: Leonard Rosenman
Cast: Bruno Lawrence
Funded By: New Zealand Film Commission

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