10th HARD:LINE Film Festival: April 6th until April 9th 2023

Fresh Meat

Director: Danny MulheronNew Zealand 201291 minutesFSK 18 (unchecked)
Plan 9Sun. 27.10.201320:00Closing Night

That is what it is about

As we all know, you can't choose your family, but Rina has drawn a very bad lot. When she finds a hand in a casserole dish in the fridge, she is astonished: her Māori parents are cannibals and so human meatballs are on the menu. A group of escaping criminals, who take the family hostage, soon realise that they have messed with the wrong people. From then on, they have their hands full trying not to end up in the next casserole themselves.

What you should know

How we laughed when Peter Jackson's early film characters fought their way through centimetre-deep puddles of blood and innards, while a zombie mob gone wild wants nothing more than to have a party and a narcissistic intestine is up to its mischief. What began with BAD TASTE has been part of the everyday life of horror films since BRAINDEAD at the latest, and admittedly, one of its most beautiful aspects. Cool, brutal, incredibly crazy and yet not uncritical of its subject: this is fun splatter the way we love it!
Original title: Fresh Meat
Rights holder: Capelight Pictures
Language: English original version
Cast: Temuera Morrison, Kate Elliott, Hanna Tevita
Film Festivals: Brussels International Fantastic Film Fest, Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, Fantasy Filmfest, Imagine Film Festival, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival, Sitges Catalonian International Fantastic Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival


Since Peter Jackson's early films, New Zealand has always distinguished itself as a fun-splatter stronghold and often those involved come full circle. Danny Mulheron, for example, was already a scriptwriter for Peter Jackson's disgusting muppet show MEET THE FEEBLES. What's more, he plays the fat hippo Heidi in this masterpiece dripping with excrement, blood and vomit, and was even named Best Female Performer. His qualification for an insane splatter comedy is thus beyond question.
Fresh Meat, Director

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