End of the Golden Weather, The - 1991
Cast: Stephen Fulford, Stephen Papps, Paul Gittins, Gabrielle Hammond.
Screenplay: Ian Mune, Bruce Mason (from a stageplay by Bruce Mason); Photography: Alun Bollinger; Production Design: Ron Highfield; Music: Stephen McCurdy; Editor: Michael Horton; Executive Producer: Don Reynolds; Director: Ian Mune.
Geoff is a lonely youngster, growing up in 1930's Takapuna, with a rich fantasy life and wanting to be a writer. He meets an intellectually handicapped young man, Firpo, who imagines that he has rather more athletic ability than he actually does. Some of the older neighbourhood boys challenge Firpo to a race, with the intention of humiliating him. Geoff tries to help Firpo to prepare, without much success. Geoff is finally infected by Firpo's simple faith that he is somehow specially gifted and bound to succeed.
Censor Rating: PG - Review Rating: C+
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