Newmarket Films | Release Date: June 6, 2003
Summary: A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill her destiny. (South Pacific Pictures)
Watch Now
Stream On
Stream On
Stream On


Runtime: 101 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for brief language and a momentary drug reference.
Production: Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen
Genres: Drama, Family
Countries: Germany, New Zealand
Languages: English, Maori
Home Release Date: Oct 28, 2003
Director Credit
Niki Caro Director
Writer Credit
Niki Caro Written By
Witi Ihimaera From The Book "The Whale Rider" By
Principal Cast Credit
Cliff Curtis Porourangi
Keisha Castle-Hughes Paikea
Rawiri Paratene Koro
Vicky Haughton Nanny Flowers
Cast Credit
Elizabeth Skeen Rehua
Grant Roa Uncle Rawiri
Mabel Wharekawa Maka
Mana Taumaunu Hemi
Rachel House Shilo
Rawinia Clarke Miro
Roi Taimana Hemi's Dad
Tahei Simpson Miss Parata
Tammy Davis Dog
Taungaroa Emile Willie
Tyronne White Jake
Producer Credit
Bill Gavin Executive Producer
Frank Hübner Producer
John Barnett Producer
Linda Goldstein Knowlton Executive Producer
Reinhard Brundig Co-Producer
Tim Sanders Producer
Witi Ihimaera Associate Producer