Whale Rider

Whale Rider (2003)

Genres - Drama, Family  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-Of-Age Fiction, Teen Drama  |   Release Date - Jan 30, 2003  |   Run Time - 101 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - PG-13
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Whale Rider is a 2002 New Zealand-German family 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 twelve-year-old Maori girl who wants to become the chief of the tribe. Her grandfather Koro believes that this is a role reserved for males only. The film was a coproduction 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. At age 13, Keisha Castle-Hughes became the youngest nominee for the Academy Award for Best Actress before she was surpassed by Quvenzhané Wallis, at age 9, for Beasts of the Southern Wild less than a decade later. The film earned $41.4 million on a NZ$9,235,000 budget.

Movie Info

Budget

$3,500,000

Box Office

$41,062,976

Tags

Canoe, Castle-hughes, Coming Of Age/Teen, Film Based On A Novel, Nature/Environment, New Zealand, Ocean, Spiritual/Religious, Tradition, Whale

Attributes

Based On: The Whale Rider
Filming Location: New Zealand
Narrative Location: New Zealand

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Alternate Titles

A bálnalovas
HU
A Domadora de Baleias
PT
Balinanın Sırtında
TR
Banginių vadeliotoja
LT
Encantadora de Baleias
BR
Jahacica kitova
HR
Jeździec wielorybów
PL
Jinete de ballenas
AR, UY
La Légende des baleines
CA
La leyenda de las ballenas
MX
La ragazza delle balene
IT
Legenda o jahaču kitova
RS
Legenda o jezdecu kitov
SI
Người Cưỡi Cá Voi
VN
Paï
FR
Paï : L'Élue d'un peuple nouveau
FR
Te kaieke tohora
NZ, US
To simadi tis falainas
GR
Valasratsastaja
FI
Whale Rider
AU, CA, DK, DE, NZ, ZA, SE, GB, US
Whale rider
ES
Το Σημάδι της Φάλαινας
GR
Верхи на киті
UA
Момичето, което яздеше китове
BG
Оседлавший кита
RU
クジラの島の少女
JP
鯨騎士
TW
鲸骑士
CN