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Release Date: February 14, 2010

Year    :   2010
Slogan    :   «Summer, Girls, Gangs, Drugs ... its not easy being eleven.»
Genres    :   Drama, Comedy
Production Companies    :   New Zealand Film Commission, Unison Films, Whenua Films
Director    :   Taika Waititi
Producers    :   Cliff Curtis, Emanuel Michael, Ainsley Gardiner, Merata Mita, Georgina Allison Conder, Richard Fletcher, Tina Cleary, Ardy Matthews
Writers    :   Taika Waititi
RunTime    :   87 mins.
Revenue    :   9116968

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.

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