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Tama Tū

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Tama Tū
Directed byTaika Waititi
Produced byCliff Curtis
Ainsley Gardiner
Written byTaika Waititi
StarringTammy Davis
Taungaroa Emile
Rob Mokaraka
Jeremy Randerson
Jarod Rawiri
Te Kohe Tuhaka
Music byFerand Peek
Dave Whitehead
CinematographyAdam Clark
Edited byPeter Burger
Release date
Running time
17 minutes
CountryNew Zealand

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Tama Tū is a 2005 New Zealand short film written and directed by Taika Waititi.[1][2]

The film is about a group of Māori soldiers spending the night in a dilapidated building during World War II, in Italy.


The film is avaliable on Prime Video.[3]


Caging Skies author Christine Leunens said she understood that Taika Waititi was the right person to adapt her novel in the movie Jojo Rabbit after seeing this short film.[4]


  • 2nd Place Audience Award – National Geographic All Roads Festival 2004
  • Honorable Mention in Short Filmmaking - Sundance Film Festival 2005
  • The Special Jury Prize - Berlin Film Festival 2005
  • Official Selection - Berlin Film Festival 2005
  • Official Selection - Sundance Film Festival 2005
  • Official Selection - Aspen Filmfest 2005[5]


  1. "Tama Tu". New Zealand Film Commission. Archived from the original on 2019-01-28. Retrieved 2020-02-25. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  2. "Taika Waititi - 10 Directors to Watch". Variety. 2007-01-17. Retrieved 2020-02-29. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  3. Watch Tama Tu | Prime Video
  4. Christine Leunens on writing the book that inspired Jojo Rabbit
  5. Tama Tu :: Film

External links[edit]

Category:2005 films Category:New Zealand independent films Category:New Zealand films Category:2000s drama films Category:Films directed by Taika Waititi Category:Māori-language films Category:Italian-language films

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