Two Cars, One Night

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Two Cars, One Night
Directed byTaika Waititi
Produced byVanesser Alexander
Catherine Fitzgerald
Ainsley Gardiner
Written byTaika Waititi
StarringRangi Ngamoki
Hutini Waikato
Music byCraig Sengelow
CinematographyAdam Clark
Edited byOwen Ferrier-Kerr
Release date
Running time
11 minutes
CountryNew Zealand[1]

Two Cars, One Night is a 2004 New Zealand short film written and directed by Taika Waititi.[2]

The film is about two young boys and a girl meeting in the carpark of a rural pub in Te Kaha, New Zealand. What at first seems to be a relationship based on rivalry soon develops into a potential friendship.


In 2017, Jacob Oller of Film School Rejects praised the film's humour, writing that the film "allowed Waititi the perfect (ahem) vehicles for his brand of undercutting comedy, a couple of brash kids, in a quiet, poignant setting."[3]



  1. ^ Ebert 2006, p. 524.
  2. ^ "Two Cars, One Night (2004)". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 3 October 2019.
  3. ^ Oller, Jacob (1 December 2017). "Taika Waititi's Oscar-Nominated 'Two Cars, One Night' Showcases Quiet Sweetness". Film School Rejects. Retrieved 3 October 2019.

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