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Punch

Country: New Zealand, Language: English, 98 mins

  • Director: Welby Ings
  • Writer: Welby Ings
  • Producer: Jonty Brook, Catherine Fitzgerald, Robin Murphy, Lamia Nayeb-St. Hilaire, Rachel Aneta Wills

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Jim is a seventeen-year-old boxer in a small town. He's a golden boy, preparing for a fight that will elevate him to an early professional status. All bets are on his climb to success. But his father Stan is a demanding coach and a notorious alcoholic. As Jim begins to rethink why he is fighting, his life tangles with Whetu, a razor-tongued, gay Maori boy who spends his days in an old shack with his dog Moimoi where he cobbles together a fragile glamour and dreams of leaving town to become a musician. Away from the rainbow flags and Pride parades, Jim and Whetu must navigate isolation, hypocrisy, the brutality of small-town boxing, and an anonymous queer bashing that no one will talk about. As Jim stumbles towards discovering what it really is to be a gay man, he is forced to understand that strength has little to do with heroism.


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Cast & Characters

Tim Roth (as Stan)
Jordan Oosterhof (as Jim Richardson)
Conan Hayes (as Whetu)
Abigail Laurent (as Chelsea)
Karl Willetts (as Manager)
Matt Hicks (as Referee)
Connor Johnston (as Colin)
Simon McConnon (as Coach)
Wesley Dowdell (as Ron Pyott)
Stephanie Cope (as Lady in Sunglasses with Dog)