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The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1976) - TV Movie
Summary: Broken Barrier marked the first NZ dramatic feature since 1940. Its production saw makers John O'Shea and Roger Mirams crowd into a Vauxhall with a rickety dolly and two silent cameras, one picked up "from a dead German in the Western Desert". Ditching dialogue for 'spoken thoughts', the pioneering film examines cultural complications in a romance between a Pakeha journalist and a Maori nurse. According to O'Shea, some viewers considered it "a dirty movie" for spurring mixed race relationships.