THE BEE KING

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Year

1988

NFU Picture/Sheet No.

688

Length

Colour, 26 minutes.

Cat Refs. 1990-S p.3.

Viewing copies

Unknown

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When 9 year old Anthony suffers severe asthma attacks, he and his family move to a small seaside township to help him recover. There Anthony forms a friendship with the mysterious German beekeeper Sam Schwartz and his wife. A couple isolated and mistrusted by the locals. When Anthony is stung by a bee, his father rallies the community against the Bee King and Anthony is subjected to the pressures and prejudices of post-war New Zealand society.

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