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Whale rider [videorecording] / South Pacific Pictures, Apollomedia, Pandora Film present in assoication The New Zealand Film Production Fund, The New Zealand Film Commission, NZ on Air and sponsored by Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen GmbH
DVDs DVDs | Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment | 2003 | Special ed. ; widescreen version.
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Imprint
Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, 2003.
Edition
Special ed. ; widescreen version.
Descript
1 videodisc (101 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Det
DVD, Region 1 encoding, Dolby digital 5.1 and 2.0 surround.
Note
In English with optional Spanish subtitles.
Closed-captioned.
Cast
Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton, Cliff Curtis, Grant Roa, Mana Taumaunu, Rachel House.
Credits
Producers, Tim Sanders, John Barnett, Frank Hübner ; writer/director, Niki Caro ; director of photography, Leon Narbey ; editor, David Coulson ; music, Lisa Gerrard ; costume designer, Kirsty Cameron ; production designer, Grant Major.
Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 2002.
Based on the book by Witi Ihimaera.
Awards
San Francisco International Film Festival, 2003: Audience Award Best - Narrative Feature (Niki Caro).
Audience
MPAA rating: PG-13; for brief language and a momentary drug reference.
Summary
The Whangara people believe their ancestor Paikea was saved from drowning by riding home on the back of a whale. The tribal group has since granted leadership positions to the first-born males, believing them to be descendants of Paikea. But then a young mother dies in childbirth along with her newborn male son. His twin sister survives and the little girl, Pai, is brought up by her grandparents. Learning the skills of chiefdom from her uncle, Pai shows that she possess a natural leadership ability.
Note
Special features: behind-the-scenes featurette ; filmmaker's commentary ; deleted scenes with optional director commentary ; soundtrack showcase.
Local Note
MW, 10-03; 3-04(add); 6-04(add)
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Alt Title
Whalerider
ISBN
1404943722
ISBN/ISSN
043396022720
Music #
02272 Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
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