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Title Whale rider [videorecording] / Written and directed by Niki Caro ; produced by Tim Sanders, John Barnett and Frank Hubner; South Pacific Pictures, Apollomedia, Pandora Films.

Published [South Yarra, Vic.] : Buena Vista Home Entertainment [distributor], 2004.

Copies

Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson DVD  791.4372 WHAL    AVAILABLE
Physical description 1 videodisc (DVD) (ca. 97 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes E01460.
Main feature based on the novel "The whale rider" by Witi Ihimaera.
Region 4 DVD. Colour recording system: PAL.
English language track ; English optional subtitles.
Whale rider originally released as a motion picture by South Pacific Pictures in 2002.
Special features include: deleted scenes, behind the scenes, Te Waka - building the canoe, audition - Keisha Castle-Hughes, trailers, photo gallery, audio: director's commentary with Niki Caro, DVD Rom - knitting pattern 'Inspired by a Kete', designer Margaret Lewis.
Contents Fiction.
Credits Production designer, Grant Major ; director of photography, Leon Narbey ; Costume designer, Kirsty Cameron ; Editor, David Coulson ; Music, Lisa Gerrard; co-producer, Reinhard Brundig; associate producer, Witi Ihimaera.
Crackerbag: writer/director: Glendyn Ivin ; producer, Jane Liscombe ; producer: Exit Films.
Performers Starring Keisha Castle Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton and Cliff Curtis.
Summary In New Zealand, the Maori people claim descent from Paikea, the Whale Rider. In every generation, a male heir has succeeded to the chiefly title. The time is now. When twins are born, and the boy twin dies, Koro, the chief, is unable to accept his granddaughter Pai (Keisha Castle-Hughes) as a future leader. Koro is convinced that the tribes̉ misfortunes began at the time of Pais̉ birth and calls for his people to bring their sons to him, in the hope that the new leader is among them.
Audience Censorship classification: PG.
Other formats single case,col.slick ; Marcom Projects Pty Ltd ; 88BVB51920.
System notes DVD ; dual layer ; PAL ; region 4.
Language notes Sound track in English with some Māori; English captions for the deaf or hearing impaired.
Other author Hübner, Frank.
Caro, Niki.
Sanders, Tim.
South Pacific Pictures (Firm)
Apollomedia.
Pandora Film (Firm)
Subject Destiny -- Drama.
Fate and fatalism -- Drama.
Feature films.
Grandparent and child -- Drama.
Maori (New Zealand people) -- New Zealand -- Drama.
Motion pictures.
Short films -- New Zealand.
General
General
ISBN 88BVB51920 : A$39.95
Standard Number 9398520146034
Publisher Number E01460 Buena Vista Home Entertainment