Silent One, The - 1984
Gibson Film Productions - 92 min.
DVD UPC # 9421016370993; 9120052890259
Cast: Telo Malese, George Henare, Pat Evison, Anzac Wallace,
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Screenplay: Ian Mune (from a Joy Cowley novel); Photography: Ian Paul; Underwater Photography: Ron and Valerie Taylor; Music: Jenny McLeod; Editor: Jamie Selkirk; Producer: Dave Gibson; Director: Yvonne Mackay.
A baby is washed up on a Pacific Island and is adopted by a childless woman. The tribal priest takes an instant dislike to the child, proclaiming him a demon. The child is deaf and mute and therefore excluded from hunting with the other young men. Out of loneliness, he befriends a white turtle. When a drought befalls the island, the priest blames the silent one. When the chief protects the boy, the priest plots the chiefs' downfall. An OK story with fabulous underwater photography, a great storm scene, and a wonderful original soundtrack. Filmed in the Cook Islands. Recommended
Censor Rating: G - Review Rating: B-
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