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Humble Pacific Island Movie Star Mungau Dain Dies in Mid-20s

Humble Pacific Island Movie Star Mungau Dain Dies in Mid-20s

Friday, 11 January 2019 01:38 AM

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Mungau Dain, who earned the role in the Oscar-nominated film "Tanna" because his elders decided he was the best-looking guy in their traditional village on the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, has died.

Dain died Saturday in the capital Port Vila, after contracting a leg infection that wasn't quickly treated. He was in his mid-20s.

Martin Butler, who co-directed "Tanna," says Dain wasn't a natural actor but was very enthusiastic, learned quickly, and ended up giving a fabulous performance. The movie won a number of awards, including two at the Venice Film Festival.

Dain is survived by his wife Nancy and two children.

His village, Yakel, remains in a traditional two-week mourning period.

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Mungau Dain, who earned the role in the Oscar-nominated film "Tanna" because his elders decided he was the best-looking guy in their traditional village on the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, has died.Dain died Saturday in the capital Port Vila, after contracting a leg...
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