Arriving Tuesday (1986)

Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - New Zealand  |  
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In a drama from New Zealand that addresses prejudices against its Maori population, Monica (Judy McIntosh) comes home to her live-in boyfriend Nick (Peter Hayden) after a long absence in Europe. The two have a hard time getting along, so she talks Nick into taking a vacation on the beach and the couple head north for some time together. They run into Riki (Rawiri Paratene), a charming Maori, and offer him a badly-needed lift in their car. As the trio continues down the road, Nick starts to feel wildly jealous of Monica's interest in the Maori and is getting irked at Riki's references to white settlers and their treatment of Native New Zealanders. At the end of his tether, Nick boots Riki out and tells Monica he is going back home. This leaves Monica with very few options.