The Hunt for the Wilderpeople
2016/ New Zealand/ Colour
Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rhys Darby, Rima Te Wiata, Rachel House
Hunt for the Wilderpeople is a 2016 New Zealand adventure comedy-drama film written and directed by Taika Waititi, whose screenplay was based on the book Wild Pork and Watercress by Barry Crump. Sam Neill and Julian Dennison play “Uncle” Hector and Ricky Baker; a father figure and foster son who become the targets of a manhunt after fleeing into the New Zealand bush.
“The two leads have a fantastic chemistry, both comedic and emotional, and Wilderpeople deftly mixes action, comedy, and drama.”