30.09. - 09.10.2021

Runaway New Zealand 1964 | 102 min | OV | Colour | FF 2009

John O'Shea

John O’Shea, (1920–2001), writer, producer, actor, director. Throughout his 50-year career, he was a pioneer and a champion of the independent New Zealand film industry. In 1952 he set up the production company Pacific Films. He produced numerous films and directed “Broken Barrier” (1952), “Runaway” (1964) and “Don‘t Let It Get You” (1966).

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Nine years after“Rebel Without a Cause” (1955) the figure of the young rebel has reached New Zealand. John O’Shea sends his bored and frustrated protagonist David on a trip from Auckland through Northland and into the mountains of the South. After an affair with a married woman, he steals her car, she pressescharges, and henceforth David is on the run… until he can no longer escape from himself, standing on the peak of a glacier. A precise character study set in the breathtaking nature of New Zealand.
Original title: Runaway
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: English
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: John O'Shea
Screenplay: John Graham, John O'Shea
Cast: Colin Broadley, Nadja Regin, Deidre McCaron, Kiri Te Kanawa
Producer: John O'Shea
Director of Photography: Tony Williams
Music: Robin Maconie
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Format: 35 mm
Printsource: The New Zealand Film, Archive, New Zealand, Tel: +64 4 384 7647 ext 829, email:,
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Production: Pacific Films


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