Japanese Release date19 September 1996 (1996-09-19) (NZ)
2 May 1997 (1997-05-02) (US) WriterGregor Nicholas, Johanna Pigott, James Salter CastRade Serbedzija (Ivan), Aleksandra Vujcic (Nina), Julian Arahanga (Eddie), Marton Csokas (Darko) Similar moviesTemuera Morrison and Julian Arahanga appear in Broken English and Once Were Warriors
TaglineSometimes when you make love you make war.
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Broken English is a 1996 New Zealand romantic drama film. Directed by Gregor Nicholas, it stars Aleksandra Vujčić, Julian Arahanga, Marton Csokas, and Rade Šerbedžija.
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Nina is the daughter of Ivan, a fierce Croatian patriarch whose family immigrated to Auckland, New Zealand to escape the war. She works as a waitress in a restaurant and falls in love with Eddie, a Māori chef, despite her father's objections. For a price, she agrees to marry a Chinese co-worker so that he (and his Chinese wife) can establish permanent residency. The money gives her the independence she needs to leave her parents' house and move in with Eddie. Complications arise when Eddie realises the depth of her father's fury and the strength of Nina's family ties.
Aleksandra Vujčić as Nina
Julian Arahanga as Eddie
Rade Šerbedžija as Ivan
Marton Csokas as Darko
Madeline McNamara as Mira
Jing Zhao as Clara
Li Yang as Wu
Elizabeth Mavric as Vanya
Temuera Morrison as Manu
Aleksandra Vujčić had never acted before and was discovered in an Auckland bar.
Broken English received generally positive reviews, currently holding an 82% 'fresh' rating on Rotten Tomatoes.