Directed by Lee Tamahori. With Rena Owen, Temuera Morrison, Mamaengaroa Kerr-Bell, Julian Arahanga. A family descended from Maori warriors is bedeviled by a violent father and the societal problems of being treated as outcasts.
The searing power of Alan Duff's masterpiece Once Were Warriors rocked a nation and was acclaimed around the world. What Becomes of the Broken-Hearted? is the passionate and uncompromising sequel, which takes up the story of the Heke family six years after Grace's suicide.