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A pair of adversaries develop a wary respect in this period drama from director Ian Sharp. In 1902, Kereama (Temeura Morrison), a Maori sailor, is wrongfully accused of murdering a British soldier, and a significant bounty is offered for his capture. Arjan (Ray Winstone), an expert tracker and a veteran of the Boer War, arrives in New Zealand in hopes of capturing Kereama and collecting the reward. Arjan is of Dutch ancestry and fought against the British, so there's no love lost between him and the British military men who join him in the search. But while Arjan is very good at finding people, he discovers Kereama is just as good at slipping from his grasp; after Arjan captures the Maori, he escapes, a process that repeats itself several times. The better the two men get to know one another, the more they realize they have a great deal in common, including humiliating defeat at the hands of the British, and Arjan begins to wonder if Kereama's fierce claims of innocence might be true after all. Tracker was an official selection at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi