Directed by: Niki Caro
Starring: Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton, Cliff Curtis, Grany Roa, Mana Taumaunu
Synopsis: Paikea, the most recent descendant of the Whale Rider and heir to the leadership of the Ngati Konohi, has been born a girl. Disregarded by her grandfather as he searches for a more suitable heir, Pai begins to fulfill her destiny.
What an amazing, powerful film. I loved it. It's not the story that makes it great, it's the fantastic talent of Keisha Castle-Hughes, eerie yet beautiful music, and the almost tangible feeling of constant disappointment. See this movie. Buy this movie.Added 17 November 2003 at 8:38 PM
Good story, beautifully filmed, and the acting is terrific. Castle-Hughes in particular, of course, but also Paratene. It's a very good movie and worth watching.