30.09. - 09.10.2021

Carry Me Back New Zealand 1982 | 84 min | OV | Colour | FF 2009

John Reid

John Reid, born in 1946, director for both TV and cinema. Directed 67 episodes of the legendary “The Tribe” series between 1999 and 2003. Other films include “The Last Tattoo” (1994), “Leave All Fair” (1985) and “Middle Age Spread” (1978).

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After a regional football final, TK Donovan’s sons find him dead in a hotel bed, his last will stuck in his pocket. This letter contains a tricky clause: the football club will be the sole inheritor of his farm should TK not be buried on his beloved land – and have died there! TK must die once more: on his farm! Director John Reid confidently and quirkily mixes motifs from “Weekend at Bernie’s”, early Hitchcock and the absurd charm of Polanski’s “Two Men and a Wardrobe” with hefty New Zealand humour.
Original title: Carry Me Back
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: English
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: John Reid
Screenplay: Derek Morton, Keith Aberdein, John Reid
Cast: Grant Tilly, Kelly Johnson, Dorothy McKegg, Derek Hardwick
Producer: Graeme Cowley
Director of Photography: Graeme Cowley
Music: Tim Bridgewater, James Hall
Production Design: Jim Barr
Editor: Simon Reece, Michael Horton
Sound: 0
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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: Kiwi Films


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