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Whale Rider
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Whale Rider

In a small New Zealand coastal village, Maori claim descent from the mythic Paikea, the Whale rider. In every generation a male heir has succeeded to the chiefly title. This time however, a girl seems to be the chosen one. But her grandfather, the present chief, is cramped by custom and tradition and is wilfully blind to her obvious potential. And yet Pai persists in learning the Maori ways and customs and finally gets to prove herself. Whale rider is a tremendous box-office success in New Zealand; number two on the domestic all time high just after the likewise Maori themed “Once were warriors”. First time actress Keisha Castle-Hughes has received unanimous acclaim for her portrayal of the strong willed Pai. US Release by Newmarket who released “My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Genres
Drama, Family
Year
2002
Run time
1h 45min
Subtitles
Norwegian, Finnish, Danish, Swedish
Rating
Publisher
Non Stop
Country
N/A
Director
Niki Caro
Written by
Niki Caro, Witi Ihimaera
Cast
Cliff Curtis, Grant Roa, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Mabel Wharekawa, Mana Taumaunu, Rachel House, Rawinia Clarke, Rawiri Paratene, Tahei Simpson, Tammy Davis, Taungaroa Emile, Vicky Haughton
Availability
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User reviews (23)
  • Avatar of gogglebox
    3 years ago
    A beautiful story, told in a simple manner. I enjoyed this. The budget was maybe not enormous, but who cares when a story worth telling is well told. Five out of five.
    7
  • Avatar of Purpose
    3 years ago
    Such a incredible moving, beautiful but also sad story :) I love it
    4
  • Avatar of Josse80
    3 years ago
    wonderfoul movie i was crying all time amazing ; )
    2