Boy

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Release Date: July 13, 2012 (limited)

On DVD/VOD: July 9, 2013

1h 27m | Drama


In 1984, Michael Jackson and "Thriller" are popular in the lives of New Zealand children. Boy is an 11-year-old dreamer who loves Michael Jackson. He lives on a farm with his Nan, a goat, and his younger brother, Rocky (who thinks he has magic powers).

Shortly after Nan leaves for a week, Boy's father, Alamein, returns home after seven years away. Having imagined his father as a deep sea diver, a war hero and a close relation of Michael Jackson, Boy comes face to face with the real version—an incompetent hoodlum who has returned to find a bag of money he buried years before.

Director: Taika Waititi
Studio: New Zealand Film Commission
Producer(s): Ainsley Gardiner, Cliff Curtis, Emanuel Michael
Cast: James Rolleston, Te Aho Eketone-Whitu, Taika Waititi
Writer(s): Taika Waititi
Official Site: http://boythefilm.com


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