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Whale Rider

(DVD - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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The Whangara people believe their ancestor Paikea was saved from drowning by riding home on the back of a whale. The tribal group has since granted leadership positions to the first-born males, believing them to be descendants of Paikea. But then a young mother dies in childbirth along with her newborn male son. His twin sister survives and the little girl, Pai, is brought up by her grandparents. Learning the skills of chiefdom from her uncle, Pai shows that she possesses a natural leadership ability.
Title: Whale rider
[videorecording]
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : Lions Gate Films, [2011]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (101 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: a Newmarket Films release ; South Pacific Pictures, Apollomedia, Pandora Film in association with The New Zealand Film Production Fund, New Zealand Film Commission, and NZ on Air and sponsored by Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen GmbH ; producers, Tim Sanders, John Barnett, Frank Hübner ; written & directed by Niki Caro
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2002
Based on the book by Witi Ihimaera
Special features: director's commentary; "Te waka: building the canoe" featurette; deleted scenes, soundtrack showcase, art gallery, theatrical trailer
Summary: The Whangara people believe their ancestor Paikea was saved from drowning by riding home on the back of a whale. The tribal group has since granted leadership positions to the first-born males, believing them to be descendants of Paikea. But then a young mother dies in childbirth along with her newborn male son. His twin sister survives and the little girl, Pai, is brought up by her grandparents. Learning the skills of chiefdom from her uncle, Pai shows that she possesses a natural leadership ability.
Terms Of Use: Covered under the Criterion film license
Awards & Distinctions: BAFTA Childrens' Award, Best feature film, 2003; Sundance Film Festival, Audience award, World Cinema, Nini Caro
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama WHALE
Credits: Director of photography, Leon Narbey ; editor, David Coulson ; music, Lisa Gerrard ; costume designer, Kirsty Cameron ; production designer, Grant Major.
Performers: Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton, Cliff Curtis, Grant Roa, Mana Taumaunu, Rachel House.
System Details: DVD; region 1, widescreen format (aspect ratio 2.35:1), Dolby digital 5.1 and 2.0 surround
Other Language: In English with optional English and Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned
Subject Headings: Ihimaera, Witi, 1944- Television adaptations Ihimaera, Witi, 1944- Film adaptations Grandparent and child New Zealand Whangarei Drama Whales Drama Chiefdoms New Zealand Whangarei Drama
Genre/Form: Feature films
Foreign films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Topical Term: Grandparent and child
Whales
Chiefdoms
Publisher No: 31540 Lionsgate
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I saw the movie and I had liked it this is based on a true story this is not for children to watch

One of my all time favorite movies. I highly recommend it.

Jun 06, 2013
  • Green_Bird_203 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Well done. 12 year old girl touches your heart. Much more believable than "Life of Pi".

Jul 03, 2012
  • hamburger728 rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Good movie..... mostly, I found it sort of depressing that the grandfather almost punished Paikea for being a girl. I practicly cried when she was doing that preformance for him and he wasn't there;(

Jan 20, 2011
  • George Millar rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

If you like magical tales of a twelve year old Maori girl who threatens established male barriers, then this is your cup of tea. I found it just a little bit like the Gospel According to Matilda; a bit preachy. Nonetheless it had its moments.

Aug 13, 2010
  • Biblio1983 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A lovely movie.

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