Hunt for the Wilderpeople - 2016
Defender, Piki & Curious Films - 100 min.
DVD #9322225216785(AU/NZ); 043396481589(US/CA); 5060262854907(UK); 4030521748620(DE)
Blu-ray #9322225216792(AU/NZ); 043396491670(US/CA); 5060262854914(UK); 4030521748637(DE)
Principal Cast: Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rhys Darby, Rima Te Weata, Rachel House, Oscar Kightley, Tioreore Ngatai-Melbourne, Troy Kingi, Cohen Holloway, Stan Walker.
Crew: Screenplay: Taika Waititi from the Barry Crump book 'Wild Pork and Watercress'; Director of Photography: Lachlan Milne; Editors: Luke Haigh, Tom Eagles, Yana Gorskaya ; Production Designer: Neville Stevenson; Costume Designer: Kristin Seth; Makeup Designer: Dannelle Satherley; Composers: Luke Boda, Samuel Scott, Conrad Wedde; Producers: Carthew Neal, Leanne Saunders, Matt Noonan, Taika Waititi; Director: Taika Waititi.
Ricky is a defiant young city kid who finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle in the wild New Zealand bush. A national manhunt ensues, and the two are forced to put aside their differences and work together to survive in this hilarious and heartfelt adventure. I found this a somewhat strange dark comedy, one that includes a number of deaths and physical pain. I think I am going to need a second viewing. SPECIAL NOTICE: This comedy is so popular that in its 26th week of record breaking New Zealand cinema history, it was even outdoing all of the Hobbit films at NZ box offices.
Censor Rating: PG13 - Review Rating: B+
Official MP4 Trailer