Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Directed by Taika Waititi

Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside. He quickly finds himself at home with his new foster family: the loving Aunt Bella, the cantankerous Uncle Hec (the effervescent Sam Neill), and dog Tupac. When a tragedy strikes that threatens to ship Ricky to another home, both he and Hec go on the run in the bush. As a national manhunt ensues, the newly branded outlaws must face their options: go out in a blaze of glory or overcome their differences and survive as a family. Director Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows) masterfully weaves lively humour with emotionally honest performances in this touching and original crowd-pleaser.

Languages:
English

Duration:
101 minutes

Country of origin:
New Zealand

Year of production:
2016