Hanway Films

Boy

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Boy


The New Zealand Film Commission Collection


 

Director
Taika Waititi

Cast                                     
James Rolleston
Te Aho Eketone-Whitu
Taika Waititi                      

Producers
Cliff Curtis
Ainsley Gardiner
Emanuel Michael

Boy is a dreamer who loves Michael Jackson. He lives with his brother Rocky, a tribe of deserted cousins and his Nan. Boy’s other hero, his father Alamein, is the subject of Boy’s fantasies, and he imagines him as a deep sea diver, war hero and a close relation of Michael Jackson. In reality Alamein is an inept, wannabe gangster who has been in jail for robbery. When Alamein returns home after seven years away, Boy is forced to confront the man he thought he remembered, find his own potential and learn to get along without the hero he had been hoping for.

English | 2010 | 87 mins