Hunt for the Wilderpeople

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Date(s) - 25/01/2019
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople is set in New Zealand, where Ricky, a tween Maori boy, gets one last shot as a foster kid with rural farmers Bella and her curmudgeonly husband, Hec, who tolerates the kid for his wife’s benefit.

Ricky is just starting to get used to his new “auntie” and “uncle” when circumstances leave Ricky and Hec on their own. With child protection services, led by humorless case worker Paula, prepared to take Ricky to juvenile detention, the boy instead heads into the bush with his dog Tupac.

He follows him, but after an accident, the two must stay in the bush so long that the authorities launch a manhunt to find Ricky and his alleged kidnapper. The odd couple, of course, believes that staying in the bush and living off the land is the only way to avoid capture.

Certificate 12A, Running time 1 hour 37 minutes