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WHAT BECOMES OF THE BROKEN HEARTED?
1999 / Thriller, Drama
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Directed by Ian Mune
Written by Alan Duff
Starring Temuera Morrison, Clint Eruera, Nancy Brunning and Rena Owen

This sequel to the New Zealand-set drama "Once Were Warriors" revisits alcoholic Maori man Jake Heke and his wife, Beth, who have separated, largely due to his excessive drinking. When their older son, Nig, is killed in a gang fight, his brother, Sonny, becomes determined to avenge his death. Attempting to change his life for the better, Jake tries to help Sonny avoid Nig's tragic fate.

The following tags are associated with this movie: sequel, new zealand, gangs
What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted? (1999)
Review by Bradley Frohloff

8 / 10
In this sequel to Once Were Warriors, we see Jake Heke's road to redemption from being an abusive alcoholic to a decent human being. It doesn't quite have the same punch as the first movie, but it is an intriguing ride, even if only to see a character that most people would consider a sorry excuse for a human being and see his transformation into someone that you end up rooting for as the movie progresses and by the conclusion.

Fans of the first movie should enjoy this movie well enough, even if it's not as impactful.
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