Land of the Long White Cloud

Land of the Long White Cloud

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Director Florian Habicht returns to his Northland home to chronicle the annual Snapper Classic Fishing Contest. First prize is $50,000, but the participants chase the joy of the cast as much as the purse. The solitary figures on the epic sweep of Ninety Mile Beach provide poetic images, as Habicht teases out homespun philosophy while fishing for answers on love, the afterlife and whether fish have feelings. The soundtrack features 50s style instrumentals from Marc Chesterman, plus singalongs on the sand and at the local pub.