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WHALE RIDER

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 101m 25s

Release date 11/07/2003

Ratings Info Contains mild language and emotional intensity

Director(s) Niki Caro

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

Cut This work was passed uncut.

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Ratings info

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

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”,

Details

Title
WHALE RIDER
Year
2003
Distributor(s)
Icon Film Distribution Ltd
Classified date(s)
20/02/2003
Main language
English
Submitted run time
101m 25s
Approved footage
9128+0
BBFC reference
AFF182651
Registration number
CFJ07579

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