The Price of Milk

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
The Price of Milk
Directed by Harry Sinclair
Produced by Fiona Copland
Written by Harry Sinclair
Starring Danielle Cormack
Karl Urban
Cinematography Leon Narbey
Distributed by Lot 47 Films
Lyrick Studios
Release date
  • 17 October 2000 (2000-10-17) (Australia)
  • 13 September 2000 (2000-09-13) (New Zealand)
  • 3 November 2001 (2001-11-03) (United States)
Running time
89 minutes
Language English

The Price of Milk is a 2000/2001 Australian/New Zealand/American romantic fantasy film. It was directed by New Zealand actor and director Harry Sinclair.


In 1969, This film is set in rural New Zealand where a farmer, Rob (Karl Urban), gets engaged to his love, Lucinda (Danielle Cormack). However, Lucinda is worried about their relationship losing its spark and she continues pushing him away to try to keep the spark alive.

A string of quilt thefts have been occurring around town and when Lucinda finds hers, she is curious and reckless when she trades Rob's cows, worth NZ$400,000, for it. Rob is beyond words in his rage and loses his voice as he drives away, leaving Lucinda to worry for days before their planned wedding.

See also[edit]


Drosophila, the name of Lucinda's meddling "friend", is the scientific name for fruit flies.[1]

There is a close-up of the Maori woman called Auntie standing in the forest that the director mentioned in the DVD commentary was an accident. The cameras were rolling without the actress realizing it, and the director liked the footage so much he put it in the film.


External links[edit]