Broken English
Broken English (1996)

In this drama, a Croatian man and his family leave war-torn Bosnia and relocate in Auckland, New Zealand (his wife is a native Kiwi). There, they struggle not only to survive on the law's fringes, but also to stay together. Patriarch… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 20, 1998
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The situation is not original, but the setting makes it seem so, and the director and co-writer, Gregor Nicholas, is alert to nuances of the characters.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The film shies away from a lot of the dramatics it could have gone into, such as prying into the psyches of what drives people to blindly hate.

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Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

Zoe Cassavetes... lets Nora's complicated emotional story play out, and she finds in Posey a strong collaborator in catching all of Nora's tics and charms.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Explores the explosive power of cross-cultural love and the ways one passionate woman finds to escape the prison of prejudice.

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