About the film
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Release Date: February 14, 2010
|Slogan||:||«Summer, Girls, Gangs, Drugs ... its not easy being eleven.»|
|Production Companies||:||New Zealand Film Commission, Unison Films, Whenua Films|
|Producers||:||Cliff Curtis, Emanuel Michael, Ainsley Gardiner, Merata Mita, Georgina Allison Conder, Richard Fletcher, Tina Cleary, Ardy Matthews|
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.