Hunt for the Wilderpeople

  • Taika Waititi
  • New Zealand
  • 2016.
  • 101'

After sweeping the ZFF audience off its feet with his hits Boy, Eagle vs Shark, and hilarious horror-comedy What We Do in the Shadows, Taika Waititi is back to entertain us with big screen adventures of his mischievous characters. Growing up in foster homes, troubled hip-hop lover Ricky finally finds peace with caring Auntie Bella and grumpy Uncle Hec. When Ricky and Hec are left alone following a tragic event, and Ricky is threatened by another relocation, the duo decides to run away into the wild New Zealand bush. A massive hunt is underway for the two renegades who are forced to overcome their differences in order to preserve their small family.

Taika Waititi

Award-winning director, writer, and actor. His short film Two Cars, One Night was an Academy Award nominee, and his feature film Boy is the most watched New Zealand movie ever. Hunt for the Wilderpeople earned him the Audience Award at the Edinburgh Film Festival.


Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Taika Waititi
Taika Waititi
Defender Films, Piki Films, Curious Film
Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rima Te Wiata, Rachel House, Tioreore Ngatai- Melbourne, Oscar Kightley
Lachlan Milne
Luke Haigh, Tom Eagles, Yana Gorskaya
Carthew Neal, Leanne Saunders, Taika Waititi, Matt Noonan
Festivals & Awards
Edinburgh Film Festival 2016 – Audience Award; Sundance Film Festival 2016

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