Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Hunt for the Wilderpeople
  • 2016
  • New Zealand
  • 1h 41min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Taika Waititi
  • Cast: Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rhys Darby, Rima te Wiata
  • UK release: 16 September 2016

Urban malcontent Ricky (Dennison) reluctantly goes to the NZ countryside with foster aunt Bella (te Wiata) and her gruff husband Hec (Neill). When a tragic event prompts Ricky to run off, Hec goes after him, but the authorities assume that Hec's kidnapped Ricky. Simple, affecting comedy that builds into full-on action, with great chemistry between Neill and Dennison.

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople

27 Jun 20164 stars

EIFF 2016: Sam Neill stars in this charming character comedy from Taika Waititi

There’s been something funny emanating from New Zealand for some time, which can be traced back to Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement’s beloved parody group Flight of the Conchords. Writer-director Taika Waititi worked on the Conchords television show…

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