Cast: Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement, Jonathan Brugh, Rhys Darby, Stu Rutherford Directed by Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement Country: New Zealand Screened at Dubai Film Festival 2014 If one is looking for an off-beat comedy, look no further than the irresistibly zany comedy from New Zealand – Initially made as a short film nearly a decade ago, the makers saw the potential as a full length feature.Thankfully, at 86 minutes they still keep it short enough without exactly running out of steam, and put in enough moments to close it off from a narrative perspective.“You are not going to marry anyone you date in high school, so what is the point? The thing is, although my non-Asian friends thought my parents were soooo traditional, conservative, and unfair, actually, my parents thought they were being incredibly liberal.
I lived in San Francisco at the time and booked a flight to Ohio the following weekend to check this guy out!
A mock documentary team team has been granted full access to hang around with a bunch of flat mates in Wellington.
Except this bunch of Viago (Waititi), Vladislav (Clement), Deacon (Brugh) and the old Pyotr (Fransham) are no ordinary Kiwi –folks. That’s right, they are vampires who sit around arguing over dishes and cleanliness during their flat meetings.
My parents also grew up in Taiwan at a time when people did not even hold hands (let alone kiss) until after they had started “going steady,” after which they soon became engaged and got married.
They were letting me date at a much younger age than they had. I can hear the Europeans in town laughing at our American prudishness.