Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age, Odd Couple Film  |   Release Date - Jun 26, 2016 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 101 min.  |   Countries - New Zealand   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Daniel Gelb

Rebellious teenage orphan Ricky (Julian Dennison) is shipped off to live with a foster family in the New Zealand countryside. Unhappy with his new surroundings, he attempts to run away and hide in the unforgiving wilderness. His reluctant caretaker Hec (Sam Neill) eventually finds him, and the unlikely duo survive in the harsh terrain as a nationwide manhunt is launched to find them. This coming-of-age dramedy was directed by Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows).




coming-of-age, foster-family, manhunt, mentor, orphan, runaway [from home], terrain


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