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  1. The trailer from the film.

  2. Four short excerpts from the film.

  3. Interview with writer/director Taika Waititi.

  4. Interview with producer Emanuel Michael.

  5. Making-Of footage from the movie.


Taika Waititi's blockbuster second feature revolves around an imaginative 11-year-old East Coast boy trying to make sense of his world - and the return of his just-out-of-jail father (played by Waititi). Intended as a "painful comedy of growing up", Boy was inspired by his Oscar-nominated short Two Cars, One Night and mixes poignancy with trademark whimsy and visual inventiveness. The film was shot in the Bay of Plenty area where Waititi partly grew up. Boy won Grand Prize in its section at the 2010 Berlin Film Festival, and within a month of its March 2010 release, had become the most successful Kiwi comedy released on its home soil.

Credits (31)

 Taika Waititi
 Cliff Curtis
 Ainsley Gardiner

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Just watched it here:!/browse/film/5/boy

 D S Parnell

D S Parnell

One of my all time best movies to watch, funny but subtly tragic, great casting, Rocky should have got an Oscar! Should have showcased the East Coast more in the movie, beautiful place. More please from Waititi!



Cool maori flim

 HUE hue

HUE hue

HUE HUE HUE HUE dis movie crack me up bo!



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Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk Grand Prix
(Grand Prize in Generation section, devoted to "lively cinema aimed at young audiences")

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