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Whale Rider - SPECIAL EDITION (2002)  link to Whale Rider on IMDb

Number: 600

cover Whale Rider

IMDB Rating: star star star star star star star star star star

Country: New Zealand, 101 minutes

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, Family

Director: Niki Caro

Cast: Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton, Cliff Curtis, Grant Roa

Medium: Original DVD

Plot Outline:
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.

Comments: Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment;UPC043396022720;;;

Loaned: No

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