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Nick Fenton over 5 years ago
A quality film worth your time
Denise Fleming almost 7 years ago
A favorite of mine. A beautiful, and slightly magical, tale of a wonderful girl.
Courtney Bess almost 2 years ago
Lillian 2 years ago
Jonathan Evans over 2 years ago
Phetcharat 4 years ago
Ellie Jackson 4 years ago
Cynthia Vance 5 years ago
gio over 5 years ago
Lizzie over 5 years ago
Marissa Chang over 5 years ago
Stephanie almost 6 years ago
Nathan Owens 6 years ago
Jennifer Kaiser over 6 years ago
Diane Moolhuijsen over 6 years ago
Roxana Parsa almost 7 years ago
Michael Kirk almost 7 years ago
Peter Gray almost 7 years ago
Whale Rider is a 2002 New Zealand drama film directed by Niki Caro, based on the novel of the same name by Witi Ihimaera. The film stars Keisha Castle-Hughes as Kahu Paikea Apirana, a 12-year-old girl struggling to become the chief of the tribe. Her grandfather Koro believes that this is a role reserved for males only. The film was a co-production between New Zealand and Germany. It was shot on location in Whangara, the setting of the novel. The world premiere was on 9 September 2002, at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film received critical acclaim upon its release. Castle-Hughes was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. The film's plot follows the story of Paikea Apirana ("Pai")[In the book, her name is Kahu, short for Kahutia Te Rangi], a 12-year-old girl who is the only living child in the line of the tribe's chiefly succession following the death of her twin brother and mother when she was born. By tradition, the leader should be the first-born son — a...
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