Flight of the Albatross aka: Der Flug des Albatros - 1996
Top Shelf/Fritz Wagner co-production - 89 min.
DVD UPC/EAN # 9415394705263
Cast: Julia Brendler, Taungaroa Emile, Suzanne von Brosody,
Diana Ngaromotu-Heka, Jack Thompson, Pete Smith.
Screenplay: Riwia Brown, based upon the book by Deborah Savage;
Director of Photography: Martin Gressmann;
Editor: Mike Horton; Music: Jan Preston with orchestration by
John Charles.; Producer: Udo Heiland, Rita Wagner, Susanne Wagner;
Director: Werner Meyer.
Sarah, a teenage German, travels to New Zealand to visit her ornithologist
mother, working on Great Barrier Island. She meets Mako, an angry Maori recently
released from prison, and they slowly become friends. Trouble begins when they
visit a cursed mountain. Sarah falls down a mine shaft, but is rescued by Mako.
Through the efforts of both, the curse is lifted. Great photography and music, but performances
are a bit weak, however it is still worth a view. Shot in Berlin, Auckland and Great Barrier Island.
Censor Rating: G - Review rating: C
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