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“Geoff Crome believes in miracles. He sees them every day on the beach where he lives in this last perfect summer of his childhood. Despite his father's warnings, Geoff becomes friends with Firpo - a strange, skinny, magical character with a burning ambition to win the Olympic Games. When Firpo accepts an impossible challenge to run a race on the beach, Geoff tries everything to help him win - body building, weights, diet, even prayer. But Firpo scorns them all, convinced he will win with a miracle all his own.

“Helmed by veteran actor/writer/director Ian Mune (director - What Becomes of the Broken Hearted, director/writer - Billy T: Te Movie), THE END OF THE GOLDEN WEATHER is based on the play of the same name by renowned New Zealand playwright, Bruce Mason.

“The multi award-winning film, set in the 1930's, took Mune fifteen years to adapt from play to screen.

“Festival/Awards: Best Film, Best Director, Best Performance (Male), Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Film Score, Best Contribution to Design, Best Production Design - NZ Film Awards 1993; Best Young Actor in a Foreign Film, Outstanding Foreign Film - Young Artist Awards 1993 (USA)” - New Zealand Film Commission;; 27/01/2014.

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Year 1991

Reference number F22037

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Feature

Duration 1:43:00

Production company South Pacific Pictures

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Credits Cast: Stephen Fulford
Cast: Stephen Papps
Cast: Paul Gittins
Cast: Gabrielle Hammond
Cast: Ray Henwood
Cast: Steve McDowell
Cast: Alice Fraser
Cast: Bill Johnson
Cast: Alistair Douglas
Cast: Greg Johnson
Cast: Alison Bruce
Producer: Christina Milligan
Executive Producer: Don Reynolds
Writer: Bruce Mason
Based On The Play By: Bruce Mason
Director of Photography: Alun Bollinger
Editor: Michael Horton
Music: Stephen McCurdy
Designer: Ron Highfield
Costume Designer: Barbara Darragh
Sound Designer: Greg Bell
Funded By: New Zealand Film Commission
Director: Ian Mune
Producer: Ian Mune
Screenplay: Ian Mune

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