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Heavenly Creatures



Heavenly Creatures is one of Peter Jackson's early more main stream hits.


Pauline and Juliet are two imaginative but seemingly normal teenagers. What sets them apart is that they murder Pauline's mother.

HEAVENLY CREATURES is based on the true story, set in Christchurch New Zealand in 1954, of two girls, Juliet Hulme and Pauline Rieper, who murdered one of their mothers - one of the most bizarre and notorious cases in New Zealand's history.

Both girls came from very different backgrounds but shared an outrageous love of fantasy and novel writing. The friendship quickly blossomed into an exclusive society of two, with the girls creating a complex fantasy life that included a made-up religion, Mario Lanza and a mythical kingdom.

The film is a study of an extraordinary friendship; a joyous, exhilarating relationship between two teenage girls, filled with humour, intelligence and two wonderful imaginations - and the tragic outcome of that relationship.


For more detailed information about this movie or any other New Zealand film please go to the New Zealand Film Commission

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