Boy (2010)

  • Comedy, Drama
  • 1h 30m
“Can you stop calling me dad? It sounds weird”

Winner of the Audience Award at the 2010 Sydney Film Festival, and a New Zealand box-office sensation, Boy is the characteristically charming second feature from Oscar-nominated writer-director Taika Waititi. Boy (James Rolleston) is a dreamer who loves Michael Jackson. He lives with his brother Rocky, a tribe of deserted cousins and his Nan. Boy’s other hero, his father, Alamein (played by Waititi himself), is the subject of Boy’s fantasies, and he imagines him as a deep sea diver, war hero and a close relation of Michael Jackson. In reality he’s “in the can for robbery”. When Alamein returns home after seven years away, Boy is forced to confront the man he thought he remembered, find his own potential and learn to get along without the hero he had been hoping for.

“A truly original piece of cinema… Full of craziness and heart” — Margaret Pomeranz, At the Movies


Taika Waititi




New Zealand


Whenua Films