Six students discover crime should be left to criminals.
A guide to student life:
SCARFIES/; scarf-ees/ n. - local slang for students at Otago University. Dunedin - Southernmost University in the world.
DUNEDIN/; dunnee-din/ n. - University town in New Zealand. Home of the guitar-based 'Dunedin sound', the legendary Otago rugby team and 16,000 scarfies.
SQUAT/; skwat/ n&v. - An abandoned house coveted by the financially challenged (ie. poor scarfies). Attractions: Free rent; free power; freedom.
- Genre:Comedy, Thriller
- Duration:90 min
In Scarfies, five Dunedin students find themselves in a free squat - and a dark place - after taking a criminal captive in their basement.
The debut feature from Robert Sarkies starts as a comic tribute to Otago student days, then turns into a psychological thriller. Outside of the two Warriors movies, Scarfies was the most successful Kiwi release of the 90s on home turf. It went on to scoop best film, director and screenplay awards at the 2000 NZ Film and TV Awards.
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