Whale Rider

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This film has a couple of uses of moderate bad language

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Whale Rider Rating: PG 9+

3.3940 out of 5 731 Votes (Members)
Duration
101 mins
Year
2002
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Tradition causes trouble in a family when a young Maori girl wants to take up what she believes is her rightful place at the head of her tribe - because the man standing in her way is her own grandfather, and his love for her is not enough to change his belief that only a boy could ever lead the tribe. Set in modern New Zealand, Whale Rider superbly shows what happens when old-fashioned thinking gets in the way of people's potential. English and Maori dialogue, subtitles in English.

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  • This is a beautiful and movig film which really makes the children think, whilst opening their eyes to different worlds and cultures effortlessly

    Jenni (Teacher)

  • This is a beautiful and movig film which really makes the children think, whilst opening their eyes to different worlds and cultures effortlessly

    Jenni (Teacher)

Reviews

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  • Tamara, 9

    5 out of 5
    By
    Tamara, 9
    Date
    2015-05-11 16:41:49

    lol

  • adnan, 0

    3 out of 5
    By
    adnan, 0
    Date
    2015-05-05 16:09:46

    funny and disgusting at the same tim

    liked it

  • jumaima, 9

    1 out of 5
    By
    jumaima, 9
    Date
    2015-05-05 16:08:13

    i didn't like the film because i really never understanded it.

  • joe, 10

    3 out of 5
    By
    joe, 10
    Date
    2015-05-05 15:53:50

    This film is ok,I enjoyed it.

  • Pavithran, 11

    5 out of 5
    By
    Pavithran, 11
    Date
    2015-04-28 16:26:30

    this is awesome!!Watch It

  • Ty, 8

    5 out of 5
    By
    Ty, 8
    Date
    2015-02-23 18:14:36

    Whale rider is set in NEW ZEALAND, and is a sad and yet an enjoyable film. The story centres around a young Maori girl called Paikea. It starts when shes just has been born in the hospital when her brother died and her mother as well. Her uncle was upset because the boy died, he was up set because his grand son could not be the chief. How ever he goes out on a boat and throws out a whale tooth.Know one retrieves it, the person who retrieves it becomes the chief. Paikea returns it and then makes it possible, and becomes the chief.

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