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4. oktober 2010
Once were warriors
Summary: Jake and Beth Heke is a poor couple with Maori background. Jake is a working man, and obviously seems like a nice guy. Beth is the housewife and taking care of their six kids. The oldest son Nig has joined a street gang. Grace hangs out with a boy, also a Maori, who lives in a car, spending his time taking drugs. They are living in the slum and have to live with the consequences of being a Maori. The younger son, Boogie has got into troubles too. Soon you will realize that Jake spends most of his time either getting drunk in the local bar, or abusing his wife . He is in his right element when he´s drinking, singing and fighting. Often, he takes a lot of drunken people back home, and if things don t happens like he wants, things ge t real ugly. Jake calls himself, Jake the Muss. When he drinks he gets angry and violent, and mistreats his family. The children are mostly scarred of Jack and do not feel safe. But one day, Jake comes home with a stack of money, and is happy. The family decides to take a trip to visit one of their sons, who´s in prison. Everything goes fine, until Jack stops the car and goes into a bar. The family becomes sad because they thought that this was a turning point for Jacks drinking problem. The next thing that happens is that Jack takes all of his friends back home for drinking. One of them suddenly rapes Grace, without anyone hearing or discover. Then Grace commits suicide, and big sorrow occurs. Beth is terrible sorry, but realize that she most get away from Jack. She tries several times, but it results in fights with him. Beth discovers a left note from Gracie. She have written that she have been raped by Uncle Bully. Beth tells Jack, and Jack becomes so angry, that he almost kills Bully Description of Jake Heke: Jake is a father of six children. He is a Maori, but is now living with Beth in a slum. He is very muscular, and has a horrible temper. He drinks everyday at the local bar, and often he takes the party home. A lot of people drinks, eats, sings and acting very macho till early morning. When Jake drinks, he gets very aggressive and violent, and ends up beating hi s wife or fighting enemies. Once he actually got so violent that after beating Beth, he raped her. Most times, the family fears him, but sometimes he seems like a total normal guy. It depends on his mood. Jake have a lot of problems but doesn´t take any responsibility for himself or his family. When Grace dies, he gets really sad, but can´t handle it. The only thing he can do when he get onto problems, is to drink and sink deeper into a black hole. As soon as he discovers that Uncle Bully has raped his daug hter, he gets extremely angry and beats him nearly to death. Description of Beth Heke: She is the mother and housewife. She takes care of the children and protects them. She is a Maori and married Jake when she was 18. She is strong and loves her family accepts of Jake maybe.
They were a people with mana. The meaning of the movie could be that problems are not solved by drinking or being violent. That means that Jake has lost his pride. The children in this movie try to handle their problems by changing themselves. They both grey up as a traditional Maori. and don t feel safe. your life will be in crisis. Marital Abuse: Jake abuses Beth and the children by beating and shouting of them.Lars B. People with spirit. The Maoris were warriors with pride and does not end like Jake did. but not like you. pride. but keeps fighting for a bett er life. could be a message too. The movie is called Once were warriors . She says: Our people once were warriors. Maybe the movie is about what Maoris once were. The meaning of the movie I think that message in this movie is that if you have crisis at home. then I can survive anything. . it only makes things worse. oktober 2010 Themes in the movie: Violence: Jake is very violent. If my spirit can survive living with you for years. and that he doesn´t fight like Maoris do. Lund Engelsk 4. Culture: Jake and Beth are Maoris. That is what Beth does. Jake. Jake never talks about his problems and therefore he never solves them. Maybe you taught me that . At the end of the movie Beth talks with Jake. Nothing is more powerful than a mother's love .