Whale Rider (2003)
Whale Rider (2003) Genre(s): Drama

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.

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Newt's movie review

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
Ripley's movie review

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.

Added 26 September 2004 at 1:41 AM

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