Boy - 2010
Whenua & Unison Films - 86 min.
UPC # 5050582808483; 9324915087804; 738329116729
Blu-ray # 738329116828(US); 5050582971835(NZ); 9324915042049(AU)
Cast: James Rolleston, Te Aho Eketone-Whitu, Taika Waititi, Rachel House, Moerangi Tihore, Cherilee Martin, RickyLee Waipuka-Russell, Haze Reweti, Rajvinder Eria, Waihoroi Shortland.
Screenplay: Taika Waititi; Director of Photography: Adam Clark; Original Music: The Phoenix Foundation; Sound Designer: Tim Prebble; Editing: Chris Plummer; Production Designer: Shayne Radford; Hair & Make Up Design: Dannelle Satherley; Producers: Ainsley Gardiner, Cliff curtis, Emanuel Michael; Director: Taika Waititi
It is 1984, on the rural East Coast (Waihau Bay). Boy is an 11 year old dreamer who loves Michael Jackson and his father, Alamein. Boy imagines his father as a deep sea diver, war hero and a close relative of Michael Jackson. When Alamein return home, after seven years in jail, 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. This giant NZ box office hit is definately recommended.
Censor Rating: M - Review rating: B-
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