Whale Rider
  • Directors(s)

    Niki Caro

  • Production Year

    2003

  • Release date

    11/07/2003

  • Genre(s)

    Drama

  • Approx. running minutes

    101m

  • Cast

    Rawiri Paratene, Keisha Caste-Hughes, Cliff Curtis, Vicky Haughton

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Film

Whale Rider

Contains mild language and emotional intensity

A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize.

  • Directors(s)

    Niki Caro

  • Production Year

    2003

  • Release date

    11/07/2003

  • Genre(s)

    Drama

  • Approx. running minutes

    101m

  • Cast

    Rawiri Paratene, Keisha Caste-Hughes, Cliff Curtis, Vicky Haughton

Posters and synopsis powered by IMDb

WHALE RIDER is a New Zealand drama in which a young Maori girl struggles to gain the respect of her grandfather, the Chief of her community.

Language

Language includes uses of the terms 'bugger', 'shit', 'bastard' and ‘dick’.

Theme

A woman dies in hospital giving birth to twins; it is later learnt that one of the babies also died. During an attempt to save some whales from becoming beached, a young girl becomes briefly lost at sea.

There is a brief crude line in which a man says 'Like your dick'll drop off, so hold on to your dicks”,

  • Classified date

    20/02/2003

  • BBFC reference

    AFF182651

  • Language

    English