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Whale Rider

IMDB rating
7.5
Quality
SD
Year:
2003
Audio:
English
German
Subtitles:
German
Runtime:
101 Min
Age Rating:
6
Year:
2003
Country:
New Zealand
On the east coast of New Zealand, the Whangara people believe their presence there dates back a thousand years or more to a single ancestor, Paikea, who escaped death when his canoe capsized by riding to shore on the back of a whale. From then on, Whangara chiefs, always the first-born, always male, have been considered Paikea's direct descendants. Pai, an 11-year-old girl in a patriarchal New Zealand tribe, believes she is destined to be the new chief. But her grandfather Koro is bound by tradition to pick a male leader. Pai loves Koro more than anyone in the world, but she must fight him and a thousand years of tradition to fulfill her destiny.
Cast & Crew
Director
Niki Caro
Producer
John Barnett, Tim Sanders, Frank Hübner
Cast
Vicky Haughton, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Cliff Curtis, Grant Roa, Mana Taumaunu, Rachel House, Taungaroa Emile, Tammy Davis, Mabel Wharekawa, Rawinia Clarke, Tahei Simpson
Writer
Niki Caro
Music
Lisa Gerrard
Director of photography
Leon Narbey