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The Man Who Lost His Head

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The Man Who Lost His Head is a a quirky, comic story about a small, dysfunctional but passionate community from one side of the world; and a tall, straight-laced but passionate man from the other side of the world.

Martin Clune stars as Ian Bennet, a repressed British museum curator, whose life is turned upside down when he is sent across the world to assess the return of an ancient Maori carving to the small fictional New Zealand town of Otakataka.

It's the story of a very pale fish, getting very much out of his depth as it follows Bennet from the dusty back-rooms of the British Imperial Museum to a small Kiwi town for whom the return of the likeness of Takataka is the single biggest event since the real thing left almost 200 years ago.

The Man Who Lost His Head starts Saturday 17 July at 10pm on TVNZ Heartland.

For further screenings visit the TVNZ Heartland programme schedule here .