Hanway Films

Ruby & Rata


Ruby & Rata

The New Zealand Film Commission Collection


Gaylene Preston

Yvonne Lawley
Vanessa Rare
Lee Mete-Kingi
Simon Barnett  

Ruby, an 83 year old, trying to dodge a retirement home, rents a room to Rata, a solo mum with sidelines in music and benefit fraud. Rata's son is into arson and shoplifting, while Ruby's nephew (What Now's Simon Barnett) is a hapless yuppie wannabe. Marginalised by the deregulated economy of the 80s and living on their wits, they may just find common cause despite themselves in this Graeme Tetley-penned tale.

New Zealand | English | 1990 | 111 min