Whale Rider


A coming-of-age tale set in a Maori village in New Zealand. The village chief's wife dies in childbirth, leaving a live daughter and dead son. Distraught, dad leaves for Europe, leaving his baby daughter in the care of her grandparents. A decade later, grandpa decides he needs a replacement chief, since his son is not coming back, and starts teaching the young men in the village the ''old ways''. His granddaughter wants to learn too, but she is a girl... eventually, nature takes a hand and opens everyone's eyes. The movie has been a favourite at film festivals.


105 minutes.
Parental Guidance .
Drama, On the Art Circuit

Showtimes

Oh, for some modern makeup!
Oh, for some modern makeup!

Credits

Cast
Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton, Cliff Curtis, Grant Roa
Director
Niki Caro
ScreenplayNiki Caro, from the novel by Witi Ihimaera
MusicLisa Gerrard
CinematographyLeon Narbey
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2002
Produced byA the Works Ltd., ApolloMedia, New Zealand Film Commission, New Zealand On Air, Pandora Filmproduktion GmbH, South Pacific Pictures

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus
Eugene Lee
15
The Star
Diane de Beer
16
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople
15
Tygerburger
Mariana Malan
10
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
20
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson
13
Box Office
Annlee Ellingson
15
ReelViews
James Berardinelli
15

What the People say

Internet
422 Netizens
15

Average .. 74%

15




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