From New Zealand comes a wickedly offbeat
love story – a funny, fractured romance between two total
misfits, woven into an all-consuming quest for revenge, and
shot through with the strange, sweet hilarity of the human
condition. EAGLE vs SHARK introduces the original and
delightfully different vision of writer-director Taika
Waititi, a young Kiwi comic star, who won an Academy Award®
nomination for his short film “Two Cars, One Night,” which
premiered to acclaim at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival.
It all begins with Lily (LOREN HORSLEY), a lonely oddball
and fast-food waitress who happens to be a hopeless
romantic. Then there’s Jarrod (JEMAINE CLEMENT), the man of
Lily’s dreams, another lonely oddball and video game clerk,
who has spent the last decade plotting ultimate vengeance on
a bully from his high school past.
When these two connect at a “dress as your favorite animal”
party, she’s an anemic Shark and he’s a fluffy-headed Eagle.
It’s a match that seems made in outcast heaven, but when
Lily decides to risk everything for love, her hopes are
nearly dashed. After a brief fling, Jarrod dumps Lily
because he’s too busy “training” for his all-important
payback mission. But neither of them can anticipate just
what kind of grit the steadfastly optimistic Lily will show
in her heartbreak. As Jarrod’s day of reckoning arrives, and
everything hits the fan, Jarrod and Lily will find something
that goes beyond romantic fantasies and revenge -- faith in
who they are.
EAGLE vs SHARK is written and directed by Taika Waititi. The
film is produced by Ainsley Gardiner and Cliff Curtis and
executive produced by Emanuel Michael. The cast of New
Zealanders includes Loren Horsley, Jemaine Clement, Craig
Hall, Rachel House, Brian Sergent and Joel Tobeck The film
is set to the mesmerizing sounds of rising New Zealand pop
artists The Phoenix Foundation.
© 2007 Miramax Film Corp. All Rights
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