Broken English (1996) : Ivan is the fierce patriarch of a family of Croatian refugees in Auckland. Nina is his daughter, ready to live on her own, despite his angry objections. Eddie is the Maori she takes as her lover. Nina works at a restaurant where Eddie cooks. For a price, she agrees to marry a Chinese, another restaurant employee, so that he (and his Chinese wife) can establish permanent residency. The money gives her the independence she needs to leave her parents' house and move in with Eddie. Complications arise when Eddie realizes the depth of her father's fury and the strength of Nina's family ties.
|Release Date||:||Sep 09, 1996|
|Production Company||:||New Zealand Film Commission, NZ on Air, Communicado Productions|
|Production Countries||:||New Zealand|
|Casts||:||Rade Šerbedžija, Aleksandra Vujcic, Julian Arahanga, Marton Csokas, Stephen Ure|
|Plot Keywords||:||refugee, maori, interracial relationship, auckland|