Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Spotlight

New York Premiere

New Zealand | 102 MINUTES

HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE

Comedy
In Taika Waititi’s Hunt for the Wilderpeople, we’re treated to a deliriously off-kilter New Zealand in which a massive manhunt is triggered by series of misunderstandings involving a young orphan and his gruff guardian. As the hapless duo flee from clueless authorities, the comedic chemistry of these mismatched fugitives propels the film forward with increasing energy, delivering a relentlessly entertaining yarn reminiscent of classic 80’s adventure comedies.

Starring Sam Neill, and featuring a hysterical performance from newcomer Julian Dennison, Waititi has crafted a truly touching film that is remarkable in both its humor and its humanity. With the one-two punch of this cinematic gem and his 2015 soon-to-be cult classic What We Do in the Shadows, not to mention the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok, Waititi has firmly cemented himself as one of the most exciting, and funniest, voices in film today.

—Loren Hammonds

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Taika Waititi

Taika Waititi (director/writer/producer) is an award-winning actor, director, and writer best known for his hit feature films Boy, Eagle vs Shark, and What We Do in the Shadows.
Director
Taika Waititi
Screenwriter
Taika Waititi
Producer
Taika Waititi, Carthew Neal, Leanne Saunders, Matt Noonan
Editor
Luke Haigh, Tom Eagles, Yana Gorskaya
Cinematographer
Lechlan Milne, ACS
Executive Producer
Sir James Wallace, Charlie McClellan
Composer
Luke Buda, Samuel Scott, Conrad Wedde
Cast
Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rima Te Wiata, Rachel House, Tioreore Ngatai- Melbourne, Oscar Kightley

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