The Map Reader (2008)

In a small New Zealand town, 16 year-old Michael leads a lonely, introverted existence with his single mother Amelia whose guilt and alcoholism threatens to drive her cherished son away. Uncomfortable with the adolescent exploits of his ?friends,? he finds escape through a passionate love of maps. Unexpected friendships with classmate Alison, whose sweetness and innocence belie a dark secret, and Mary, a blind young woman on the cusp of adulthood, rouse Michael from his isolation and send him on a journey of self-discovery. As his life begins to spiral out of control, Michael is forced into some difficult choices about his future.
Genre: Drama
IMDB rating: 7.8/10 (23 votes)
Directed by: Harold Brodie
Starring: Rebecca Gibney, Jordan Selwyn, Mikaila Hutchinson, Bonnie Soper