Ruby and Rata - 1990
Preston Laing Productions - 99 min.
Cast: Yvonne Lawley, Vanessa Rare, Lee Mete-Kingi, Simon Barnett, Dr. Debes Bhattacharyya, Russell Smith.
Crew: Screenplay: Graeme Tetley, Gaylene Preston; Production designer: Robert Gillies; Photography: Leon Narbey; Editor: Paul Sutorius; Music Director: Jonathon Crayford; Vocals: Vanessa Rare; Players: Members of the New Zealand Symphony, conducted by Ken Young; Producers: Robin Laing, Gaylene Preston; Director: Gaylene Preston.
Eighty-three year old Ruby fears an excuse to put her in the Golden Age Retirement home and arranges for her nephew to find a suitable tenant for her downstairs flat. Spying Rata, Ruby assumes she is the property-dealing businesswoman Rata says she is. In reality Rata is a welfare-defrauding, aspiring rock singer with an eight-year-old delinquent son. A reasonably well done light comedy, with a fine first role from Lee Mete-Kingi. .
Censor Rating: PG - Review Rating: C+
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