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Rubbings From A Live Man

1h 15m Documentary 2008

Directed by:
Florian Habicht

For years veteran performer Warwick Broadhead has been performing in spaces as large as the Botanic Gardens and as small as peoples’ living rooms, but he has never allowed his work to be recorded. Innovative and inventive film maker Florian Harbich and his cinematographer Chris Pryor somehow managed to convince Broadhead to re-enact key moments of his life for the camera.

Calling on a slew of alter-egos (including a rather shrewish God), Broadhead revisits a straightened childhood in 1950s NZ suburbia, his wild ecstatic ‘60s in San Francisco and a pile of trauma, grief and exaltation ever since.

Far more than a documentary portrait of a man, this film is a unique collaboration between two of New Zealand’s most visionary artists.


Warwick Broadhead (Himself) , Niamh Peren (Darling)


Florian Habicht

Assoc. Producer

Florian Habicht

Director of Photography

Christopher Pryor

Sound Designer

Ray Beentjes




New Zealand


Pictures for Anna, Escapade Pictures

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