A moving and heartwarming story about connection and finding your place in the world.
Seventeen-year-old Josh Waaka is a square peg in the round, rugby-obsessed hole that is St Gilbert’s College. Set in Dunedin in 1981, a rugby-obsessed country is divided over the arrival of the South African Springboks team, sparking nationwide protests. Under pressure from home and school to conform, Josh, who has never felt like he fits in anywhere, is inspired by the protests and by a newfound passion for performing to find his own voice.
A sequence of events sees Josh embrace his community and his Māori heritage, taking him and his family on a journey towards healing.
Cast: Julian Dennison, Rhys Darby, Erana James, James Rolleston, Minnie Driver
Directors: Paul Middleditch, Hamish Bennett
★★★★½ "Funny, poignant and emotional, this thoroughly entertaining '80s-set dramedy deserves to be seen by Kiwis of all ages." STUFF.CO.NZ
★★★★ "an uplifting coming-of-age dramedy grounded by a sublime Julian Dennison" AU REVIEW
"A laugh-out-loud-funny drama that adeptly delves into complicated issues of allyship and racial identity." THAT SHELF
"Dennison once again brings his signature warmth, humor, and pathos for a singular and deeply affecting performance." ROGEREBERT.COM
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