The Cast of River Queen and Their Excellent Chemistry

Although the New Zealand movie River Queen opened to mixed reviews by critics, it was the cast of the movie and their excellent chemistry that helped it perform well in its local market.

A classic tale of having to choose between two sides, Sarah Morton played Sarah O’Brian, the heroine. Set during New Zealand’s Titokowaru’s War between the Colonial forces and Maori, Sarah is impregnated by a Maori boy. She raises her son with her family, on the Colonial side, until he is kidnapped by his Maori grandfather.Confused? here. River Queen Read the rest of this entry »

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Samantha Morton in Her Most Diverse Role

Samantha Morton’s most diverse role was when she played Sarah O’Brien, a surgeon’s daughter who he personally trained in his technique and skill, in the 2005 movie River Queen in which she played an Irish woman who had fallen in love with a Mori man, Tommy Boy, and bore his son named Boy. Her son was stolen from her when he was but six tears old by his uncle Wiremu. She spends the next few years searching for her son as she travels with the Army, and committed friend Sgt. Doyle, ordered Read the rest of this entry »

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River Queen, New Zealand’s Award Winning Film

River Queen is a 2005 New Zealand film by Vincent Ward, starring Samantha Morton and Kiefer Sutherland. The story is set is New Zealand in 1868 during Titokowaru’s War between the Mori and New Zealand colonial forces. Samantha Morton plays Sarah O’Brien, a New Zealand woman whose half Mori son has been kidnapped by his grandfather. She eventually finds her son in the village of his father’s tribe. Their attachment to each other grows. As well as her attachment to the village when she nurses the chief back to health and falls in love with Read the rest of this entry »

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River Queen, Quite Possibly New Zealand’s Best Movie

River Queen, released in 2005, had some mixed reviews upon it’s released, but nevertheless performed extremely well at teh box office. It offers up some outstanding underrated performances, by Samantha Morton, Kiefer Sutherland and Cliff Curtis. River Queen is a brilliant historical drama set in the 1860′s. The film takes place in New Zealand. The brilliantly and effortlessly focuses on the Whanganui River Valley and an Irish settlers, seven year tireless search to find her son. Her son was kidnapped by his Maori Grandfather.Didn’t catch that? This explains it. While the mother is Read the rest of this entry »

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