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Jake's search for redemption.
After Beth left him to seek a life beyond the violence and uncertainty, Jake the Muss turned his back on his family. While he has found a new woman, Rita, he's still up to his usual tricks in McClutchy's Bar, unaware, as he downs his latest opponent, that is eldest son, Nig, has died in a gang fight.
What Becomes of the Broken Hearted is director Ian Mune's sequel to the international success Once Were Warriors (1994, directed by Lee Tamahori), based on the book by Alan Duff. Duff also took on the role of script writer for the film.
What Becomes of the Broken Hearted won nine of its thirteen nominations at the NZ Film and TV Awards (1999), including Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Screenplay.
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