Profit: + $33,400,000
Tag Line: In the ways of the ancients she found a hope for the future.
Average Rating: 7
Release Date: Jan 30, 2003
Run Time: 1h 41m
Original Language: English
Production Countries: Germany , New Zealand
Production Companies: South Pacific Pictures , Pandora Film
People Rated This
Watch Whale Rider
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.
|Sound||Original Music Composer||
|Camera||Director of Photography||