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Niki Caro is a Director, Scriptwriter and Producer Néo-Zélandaise born on 20 september 1966 at Wellington (Nouvelle zelande)

Niki Caro

Niki Caro
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Nationality Nouvelle zelande
Birth 20 september 1966 (53 years) at Wellington (Nouvelle zelande)

Nikola Jean "Niki" Caro MNZM (born 1967) is film director, producer and screenwriter who was born in Wellington, New Zealand. Her 2002 film Whale Rider was critically praised and won a number of awards at international film festivals.

Best films

Whale Rider (2003)
(Director)
North Country (2005)
(Director)

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Filmography of Niki Caro (5 films)

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Director

The Zookeeper's Wife, 2h4
Directed by Niki Caro
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Documentary, Historical
Themes Feminist films, Politique, Political films
Actors Jessica Chastain, Daniel Brühl, Johan Heldenbergh, Michael McElhatton, Iddo Goldberg, Goran Kostić
Rating70% 3.5042553.5042553.5042553.5042553.504255
L'histoire d'Antonina Żabiński et de son mari, gardiens du zoo de Varsovie, qui ont sauvé la vie de 300 juifs pendant la Deuxième Guerre mondiale.
McFarland, USA, 2h9
Directed by Niki Caro
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Sports films, Athletics films, Children's films
Actors Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, Morgan Saylor, Vincent Martella, Martha Higareda, Chris Ellis
Rating73% 3.6996453.6996453.6996453.6996453.699645
In 1987, in Boise, ID football coach Jim White is chastising his players for an underwhelming half. Jim gets into a verbal altercation with one of the players, resulting in Jim throwing a football shoe with cleats at him. Following this incident, Jim is forced to move with his wife, Cheryl, and two daughters, Julie and Jamie. They settle down in McFarland, California, a predominantly Hispanic town. On their first night there, the family goes to a small restaurant and leaves to find a large gathering of Latinos in cars surrounding the place. One man makes suggestive motions toward Julie, prompting the family to leave faster.
The Vintner's Luck, 2h1
Directed by Niki Caro
Origin Nouvelle zelande
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about cancer
Actors Jérémie Rénier, Gaspard Ulliel, Keisha Castle-Hugues, Vera Farmiga, Vania Vilers, Lizzie Brocheré
Rating57% 2.851212.851212.851212.851212.85121
The passionate tale of Sobran Jodeau (Jérémie Renier), an ambitious young peasant winemaker and the three loves of his life – his beautiful wife Celeste (Keisha Castle-Hughes), the proudly intellectual baroness Aurora de Valday (Vera Farmiga) and Xas (Gaspard Ulliel), an angel who strikes up an unlikely but enduring friendship that borders on eroticism with him.
North Country, 2h6
Directed by Niki Caro
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Feminist films, Films about sexuality, Films about the labor movement, Rape in fiction, Rape and revenge films, Political films
Actors Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand, Sean Bean, Richard Jenkins, Michelle Monaghan, Jeremy Lee Renner
Rating72% 3.6486953.6486953.6486953.6486953.648695
In 1989, Josey Aimes returns to her hometown in northern Minnesota with her children, Sammy and Karen, after escaping from her abusive husband. She moves in with her parents, Alice and Hank. Hank is ashamed of Josey, who had Sammy as a teenager by an unknown father and therefore thinks Josey is promiscuous. The townspeople believe the same, which causes the community not to associate with her. Her only friends are Glory Dodge and Glory's husband, Kyle. Glory, who works at the local iron mines (the town's main source of income), aids Josey in getting a job there. Glory and Kyle also allow Josey to stay at their home with her children, due to Josey's poor relationship with her father.
Whale Rider, 1h41
Directed by Niki Caro
Origin Nouvelle zelande
Genres Drama
Themes Films about animals, Feminist films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Cétacé, Political films, Mise en scène d'un cétacé
Actors Keisha Castle-Hugues, Rawiri Paratene, Cliff Curtis, Tammy Davis, Rachel House, John Sumner
Rating74% 3.7494553.7494553.7494553.7494553.749455
The film's plot follows the story of Paikea Apirana ("Pai") In the book, her name is Kahu, short for Kahutia Te Rangi. The leader should be the first-born grandson – a direct patrilineal descendant of Paikea, aka Kahutia Te Rangi in the book, the Whale Rider – he who rode on top of a whale from Hawaiki. However, Pai is female and technically cannot inherit the leadership. While her grandfather, Koro, later forms an affectionate bond with his granddaughter, carrying her to school every day on his bicycle, he also condemns her and blames her for conflicts happening within the tribe. At one point Paikea decides to leave with her father because her grandfather is mistreating her. However she finds that she cannot bear to leave the sea as the whale seems to be calling her back, she tells her father to turn the car back and returns home. Pai's father refuses to assume traditional leadership; instead he moves to Germany to pursue a career as an artist. Pai herself is interested in the leadership, learning traditional songs and dances, but is given little encouragement by her grandfather. Pai feels that she can become the leader, although there's no precedent for a woman to do so, and is determined to succeed.

Scriptwriter

The Vintner's Luck, 2h1
Directed by Niki Caro
Origin Nouvelle zelande
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about cancer
Actors Jérémie Rénier, Gaspard Ulliel, Keisha Castle-Hugues, Vera Farmiga, Vania Vilers, Lizzie Brocheré
Roles Writer
Rating57% 2.851212.851212.851212.851212.85121
The passionate tale of Sobran Jodeau (Jérémie Renier), an ambitious young peasant winemaker and the three loves of his life – his beautiful wife Celeste (Keisha Castle-Hughes), the proudly intellectual baroness Aurora de Valday (Vera Farmiga) and Xas (Gaspard Ulliel), an angel who strikes up an unlikely but enduring friendship that borders on eroticism with him.
Whale Rider, 1h41
Directed by Niki Caro
Origin Nouvelle zelande
Genres Drama
Themes Films about animals, Feminist films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Cétacé, Political films, Mise en scène d'un cétacé
Actors Keisha Castle-Hugues, Rawiri Paratene, Cliff Curtis, Tammy Davis, Rachel House, John Sumner
Rating74% 3.7494553.7494553.7494553.7494553.749455
The film's plot follows the story of Paikea Apirana ("Pai") In the book, her name is Kahu, short for Kahutia Te Rangi. The leader should be the first-born grandson – a direct patrilineal descendant of Paikea, aka Kahutia Te Rangi in the book, the Whale Rider – he who rode on top of a whale from Hawaiki. However, Pai is female and technically cannot inherit the leadership. While her grandfather, Koro, later forms an affectionate bond with his granddaughter, carrying her to school every day on his bicycle, he also condemns her and blames her for conflicts happening within the tribe. At one point Paikea decides to leave with her father because her grandfather is mistreating her. However she finds that she cannot bear to leave the sea as the whale seems to be calling her back, she tells her father to turn the car back and returns home. Pai's father refuses to assume traditional leadership; instead he moves to Germany to pursue a career as an artist. Pai herself is interested in the leadership, learning traditional songs and dances, but is given little encouragement by her grandfather. Pai feels that she can become the leader, although there's no precedent for a woman to do so, and is determined to succeed.

Production

The Vintner's Luck, 2h1
Directed by Niki Caro
Origin Nouvelle zelande
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about cancer
Actors Jérémie Rénier, Gaspard Ulliel, Keisha Castle-Hugues, Vera Farmiga, Vania Vilers, Lizzie Brocheré
Roles Producer
Rating57% 2.851212.851212.851212.851212.85121
The passionate tale of Sobran Jodeau (Jérémie Renier), an ambitious young peasant winemaker and the three loves of his life – his beautiful wife Celeste (Keisha Castle-Hughes), the proudly intellectual baroness Aurora de Valday (Vera Farmiga) and Xas (Gaspard Ulliel), an angel who strikes up an unlikely but enduring friendship that borders on eroticism with him.