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Boy

Boy
Score: 9.5 / 10
Released: July 13, 2012 - Toronto
Director: Taika Waititi
Producer: Ainsley Gardiner, Cliff Curtis, Emanuel Michael
Studio: Mongrel Media
Cast: James Rolleston, Te Aho Eketone-Whitu, Taika Waititi
Genre: Drama
Length: 87 minutes

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Boy Overview

In 1984, Michael Jackson and "Thriller" are popular in the lives of New Zealand children. Boy is an 11-year-old dreamer who loves Michael Jackson. He lives on a farm with his Nan, a goat, and his younger brother, Rocky (who thinks he has magic powers).

Shortly after Nan leaves for a week, Boy's father, Alamein, returns home after seven years away. Having imagined his father as a deep sea diver, a war hero and a close relation of Michael Jackson, 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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