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The Breaker Upperers

NZ | 2018 | 81mins | M Drug use, sex scenes, sexual references & offensive language

  • Directed by Madeleine Sami (feature debut), Jackie van Beek (‘The Inland Road’)
  • Starring Madeleine Sami, Jackie van Beek, James Rolleston, Celia Pacquola, Rima Te Wiata, Cohen Holloway
  • Written by Madeleine Sami, Jackie van Beek
  • Comedy



  • 10 May, Thursday, 7:30PM, NEW
  • 12 May, Saturday, 7:30PM
  • 14 May, Monday, 7:30PM
  • 20 May, 2PM, Sunday,2PM
  • 23 May, Wednesday, 2PM
  • 27 May, Sunday, 5PM

From laughter to tears to tears of laughter, The Breaker Upperers delivers from start to finish.

Hammer to Nail

Jackie van Beek (What We Do in the Shadows) and Madeleine Sami (Sione’s Wedding) are two romance cynics running a business breaking up unhappy couples in this New Zealand buddy comedy. Written and directed by van Beek and Sami, the film also features James Rolleston (Boy), Australian comedian Celia Pacquola (TV’s Rosehaven), Rima Te Wiata (Housebound) and Cohen Holloway (Hunt for the Wilderpeople).

Their film feels marvelously shaggy around the edges – their personalities pop – until after a whiplash-funny first hour, they play it safe with an everyone-gets-a-hug Paul Feig-style…