Utu is a 1983New Zealand movie directed by Geoff Murphy. It starred Anzac Wallace and was set partly on Robberton Island, Northland. Utu was reputed to have one of the largest budgets for a New Zealand film at the time.
Loosely based on events from Te Kooti's War, it tells of a Māori soldier's desire for utu, or vengeance, on his former allies after the British army destroys his home village and kills his uncle. The film is set in the 1870s.