“A bit Up, a bit Moonrise Kingdom, a bit Midnight Run… Taika Waititi’s latest is an oddball treat of a mismatched-buddy pursuit move.” – Empire
About the Film
Family, friendship and the quarrels of foster care are all examined in Taika Waititi’s (Boy, Eagle vs. Shark, What We Do in the Shadows) Hunt for the Wilderpeople. Based on the book Wild Pork and Watercress by Barry Crump, Ricky (Julian Dennison) is a city-raised teenager who is found on the edge of being removed from his adopted family – but not before he and his cantankerous foster uncle Hec (Sam Neill) go AWOL in the bush in search for an escape. A national manhunt ensues and the duo are faced with an unlikely, yet heartfelt adventure – as the newly branded outlaws learn how to survive as a family in the most unkempt of situations.
Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rima Te Wiata