- Original title
- Running time
- 87 min.
- New Zealand
The Phoenix Foundation
Te Aho Aho Eketone-Whitu,
New Zealand Film Commission / Unison Films / Whenua Films / New Zealand Film Production Fund / New Zealand On Air / Te Mangai Paho
Comedy. Drama | 1980s. Childhood. Family Relationships. Comedy-Drama
- Synopsis / Plot
- It's 1984, and Michael Jackson is king-even in Waihau Bay, New Zealand. Here we meet Boy, an 11-year-old who lives on a farm with his gran, a goat, and his younger brother, Rocky (who thinks he has magic powers). Shortly after Gran leaves for a week, Boy's father, Alamein, appears out of the blue. Having imagined a heroic version of his father during his absence, Boy comes face to face with the real version-an incompetent hoodlum who has returned to find a bag of money he buried years before.
: Sundance Film Festival: Nominated for Grand Jury Prize - World Cinema
: Berlín Film Festival: Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk Grand Prix
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