Muru aka: The Raid - 2022

Jawbone Pictures - 104 min.

DVD UPC/EAN # 9398700054739(AU/NZ)

Principal Cast: Cliff Curtis, Jay Ryan, Manu Bennett, Simone Kessell, Tame Iti, Roimata Fox, Ria Paki, Poroaki Merritt-McDonald; Music: Mahuia Bridgman-Cooper; Screenplay: Tearepa Kahi; Cinematography: Fred Renata; Editor: John Gilbert; Production Design: Ashley Turner; Art Direction: Dion Boothby; Set Decoration: Chris Elliott; Make-up Design: Dianne Ensor; Costume Design: Pauline Pohatu; Production Manager: Angela Cudd; Special Effects Supervisor: Paul Verrall; Tuhoe Mita Translators and consultants: Te Haumihiata Mason, Nika Rua; Producers: Selina Joe, Reikura Kahi; Director: Tearepa Kahi.

Inspired by actual events, Muru is the story of a local Police Sergeant 'Taffy' Tawharau (Cliff Curtis), who recently returned home to the remote Ruatoki valley to look after his sick father. However, he finds he must choose between duty to his badge or his people when the Government invokes antiterrorism powers to launch an armed raid on his community. This action drama is not a re-creation, but a response to the 2007 Tuhoe raids. Muru is a Maori concept for forgiveness.

Censor Rating: M - Review Rating: B

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A Region 4 PAL DVD was released 30 November 2022 in Australia and 14 December in New Zealand. As of 14 December there is no firm release date for other territories. It has a spoken English DD 5.1 soundtrack and displayed 2.40 format. It has optional English subtitles.

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