Film still from The Breaker Upperers. Image courtesy of Madman Films.

Film still from The Breaker Upperers. Image courtesy of Madman Films.

The Breaker Upperers

Māori and Pasifika Film Series
  • Sun 6 Oct 2019
  • 4—5:35PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • Rated M
  • Free entry
  • Free entry tickets will be re-allocated to waiting customers five minutes after screening start time
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked

For the right price, BFFs Jen and Mel will ruthlessly end any romance. But when one grows a conscience, it threatens to derail their relationship.

Fifteen years ago, Mel and Jen discovered they were being two-timed by the same man. Bitter and cynical they became fast friends and formed The Breaker Upperers, a small-time business breaking up couples for cash. Now they're in their late-thirties and business is booming. They're a platonic, codependent couple who keep their cynicism alive by not getting emotionally involved with anybody else. But when they run into an old victim, Mel develops a conscience and their friendship is truly put to the test.

NZ, 2018, 81 min., Dir. Jackie van Beek

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Film poster from The Breaker Upperers. Image courtesy of Madman Films.

Film poster from The Breaker Upperers. Image courtesy of Madman Films.

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