Ray Winstone adopts an unconvincing Sith Ifrican accent as an ex-guerrilla from the Boer War who heads to New Zealand post conflict to lick his wounds.
Winstone's Van Diemen is a bushman with an uncanny ability for tracking. As such, he's assigned by the local British Army Major to hunt down Temuera Morrison's Kereama – a Maori accused of the murder of a soldier. As Winstone catches up with his prey and they take it in turns to capture each other, they – what else?– develop a mutual respect before Van Diemen wonders if he should really be casting in his lot with the British army who humiliated him in Africa. Predictable stuff but a great advert for the New Zealand tourist board.Reuse content