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Two cars, one night

Two cars, one night

That girl’s looking at us. Having a good jack? Hey, don’t look over here Your ugly face might damage my paintwork Hey, ugly! Oi, ugly!
Hey, girl! Hey, ugly girl. Hey, ugly. Ugly!
Ugly! Hey, dick, I mean, hey, boy! Hey! Look over here. Hey, come on, man! I got something to show you. It’s choice-as. What is it? This!
Sucker! sucker-lucker! Grow up, you baby. sucker-lucker! Kia Ora. Tēnā kōrua. Do you know why I pulled you over, miss? – Probably can’t even drive anyway.
– As if you can, egg. Yes. I’m driving us home. – Whatever
– Yes, I am allowed. doubt it. True, man, because our olds
will be wasted. Hey, Ed. Eddie. Hey Ed
I’m driving us home, eh bro. – No.
– Eh, you don’t know. Well, he doesn’t know. – So, what’s your handle, girl?
– Polly. Polly? Eh, that’s a flash name.
Are you rich or something? – No, what’s yours then?
– Romeo. Shut up! It’s not funny. And who is that? Juliet? No, that’s my brother, Eddy boy.
He’s a gay. – What?
– Hey bro, you’re one of them gays, eh? – Probably.
– Yeah, see? He’s a gay. He likes boys. Hey, bro, who’s your favorite boy?
Johnny Depp? Yeah. Johnny Depp’s a gay too.
Bet you don’t know any gays – Yes, my aunt is a gay.
– Eh, whatever. Yes, she has a girlfriend. Bet you know any boy gays, like me. No. Yeah, see, I do.
And he’s brainy-as. He’s going to be rich man when he grows up. – Hey Ed, you’re going to be a lawyer, eh?
– Yeah You’re allowed to be gay, when you’re lawyer, eh? Hey, eh, eh bro, it should be alright, eh bro? That be sweet-as. – How old are you then?
– Sixteen. – As if?
– Say it, I’m sixteen, eh bro? – He’s nine.
– No, I’m sixteen, eh, remember? Shut up, man, I’m reading. Yeah, he’s reading, he’s brainy alright. Hey, bro, what are you reading? A book eh?
What’s it about, bro? – “Crazy Horse”.
– Che, Crazy Horses. Neat alright. – How old are you then?
– Twelve. Twelve? Che, too much, girl, too much. – What’s that?
– It’s my ring. – Give us a look?
– No, you may steal it. No, man, I won’t,
just want to see it. – Okay, but you better not nick it.
– Relax man, I won’t. Far! These are diamonds or something? – Yes.
– How come you got it? Hey, you are rich. – Man, I wish I had one of these.
– What would you do with it? – Um, I don’t know. Keep it.
– Bull, you’ll sell it. No man, I’d keep this. – You wouldn’t sell it?
– Nope. Why not? Because then I wouldn’t have a diamond ring. – Well, I guess this is it.
– Yeah, guess so. – Don’t you want it?
– No, you can have it. Really? Can I have it?
What for? – So you’ll remember me.
– aww! a diamond ring. – It’s only plastic.
– I know. – And we’re not getting married.
– I know. – Probably I’ll see you later.
– Yeah, probably.

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100 thoughts on “Two cars, one night

  1. I'll have two number 9s, a number 9 large, a number 6 with extra dip, a number 7, two number 45s, one with cheese, and a large soda.

  2. He does this characturistic representation like Wes Anderson but keeps it so emotionally attached. Even as a non Maori who never had my father leave, I get the guttural emotion. Genius.

  3. I remember nights like this dad and mum at the pub me and my brother telling stories waiting to we go home.. Chips and fizzy drink for dinner.

  4. Taika's mum was my teacher at intermediate teacher ever..she use to come round home and just chat to mum..about anything not nesscerely bout me..Mrs Cohen her name

  5. Just read yesterday that the boy in this movie (now an adult) has been jailed. Sad. He had a great opportunity and alcohol got the better of him. Hope he gets the help he needs.

  6. "Kia Ora" and "Tēnā kōrua" (the old man on the bike) are Maori greetings

  7. little interpretation; there actually aren’t any brothers, it’s actually just the one kid reading in the car. The kid reading is who he really is and the older brother is what he wants to be. (notice the slow zoom in when the kid reading notices that she’s looking at him/them (the zoom in occurs when the “older brother” is out of frame and the composition is solely focused on the kid reading), kid reading is trying to ignore the next car (ie. not looking up, while the older brother “what he wants to be” is insulting her) but lowkey can’t stop thinking/talking to them, the “probably gay” line is him giving himself an out as to why he’s too shy to actually approach the next car). lol this film is cool

  8. to be honest with you all I will never ever leave my kid's inside the car like this one..especially my daughter..piss me off

  9. Just saw this on the news yesterday! Congrats Taika!
    With all of your hardwork you've you deserve to be at the top!

  10. I love this. I wanna post my short film here. I'm sorry if it seems like shameless self-promotion. I swear it's a relevant thread for the comment section. I think Taika Waititi's work and career trajectory are incredible and inspiring. I worked with kids on this short film – and I'm reminded that it brings its own sets of challenges. But kids are also able to sometimes bring out a character that's more honest than adults. I think it's incredible how Taika Waititi worked with these kids and got these incredible performances. I think the kids are great. And I'm sharing the result of the last time I worked with kids on a short film – and how awesome those kids are. If you watch it, cool. If not, cool. But I'm putting this out in the universe right now: I'm so much closer than I thought I was. I'm pretty much there.

  11. This use to happen slot growing up then they would drive home drunk with us in the car but I still loved them just makes me think tho

  12. Just saying, that diamond ring had a lot of meaning. If you think about why her parent had left it in the car, and how the girl gave it away — there's a lot going on there…

  13. A component of this will one day this might became a dated curiosity in showing the casual like 'turn of the last century' heterosexism/homophobia practised by kids. It was a part of childhood naiveness, they might say.

  14. Chur far out crazy horses was my thing when I watched boy the movie. When I went to college always thought I was a crazy horse

  15. Great wee XT and an HQ and waiting for your father to come out of the pub the memories of home when you where a kid. It reminded me of the New Zealand don't smoke and drive ad because of the girl you can't forget her voice from the ad.

  16. Hi
    Does anyone know the name of the Short Film Taika Made with the plane crash
    He the Pilot survives und roams the place und then flees when police arives

  17. 1983 Tokoroa tavern back when every family in town had spare change due to the mill pumping . Until I watched this with my boyfriend I just thought that all kids had spent the odd night in cars on a Thursday night. Apparently not. He was kinda buzzed out about it lol

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