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  • The Patriarch (2016)
  • 103 min | Drama
The Patriarch (2016)
103 min | Drama

From the author of "The Whale Rider", a tale of family rivalry and reconciliation, set against the stunning backdrop of rural New Zealand in the 1960s.
John Collee (screenplay) | Witi Ihimaera (novel "Bulibasha: King of the Gypsies")
Janine Dickins | Robin Scholes (produced by)
Gin Loane (as Ginny Loane)
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Release date
Oct 26, 2016 (United States)


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41 cast members
Name Known for
Temuera Morrison
Grandfather Tamihana Mahana Grandfather Tamihana Mahana   See fewer
Akuhata Keefe
Simeon Mahana Simeon Mahana   See fewer
Nancy Brunning
Ramona Mahana Ramona Mahana   See fewer
Jim Moriarty
Rupeni Poata Rupeni Poata   See fewer
Regan Taylor
Joshua Mahana Joshua Mahana   See fewer
Maria Walker
Huria Mahana Huria Mahana   See fewer
Sienna MacKinlay
Gloria Mahana Gloria Mahana   See fewer
Kyra McRae
Faith Mahana Faith Mahana   See fewer
Ngahuia Piripi
Miriam Mahana Miriam Mahana   See fewer
Miriama McDowell
Aunt Saphora Aunt Saphora   See fewer
Aroha Rawson
Aunt Ruth Aunt Ruth   See fewer
Yvonne Porter
Poppy Poata Poppy Poata   See fewer
Te Kohe Tuhaka
Caesar Poata Caesar Poata   See fewer
Mark Ruka
Maatiu Maatiu   See fewer
Paddy Church
Mihaera Poata Mihaera Poata   See fewer
Fraser Brown
Mr. McKenzie Mr. McKenzie   See fewer
Adam Gardiner
Dr. Gillespie Dr. Gillespie   See fewer
Stephen Lovatt
Judge Hughes Judge Hughes   See fewer
Edwin Wright
Defence Lawyer Defence Lawyer   See fewer
Aaron Ward
Prosecution Lawyer Prosecution Lawyer   See fewer
Miranda Wilson
Clerk Simpson Clerk Simpson   See fewer
Paul Yates
Minister Minister   See fewer
Joe Naden
Paramount Chief Paramount Chief   See fewer
John Ruka
Manuhiri Chief Manuhiri Chief   See fewer
Tania Anderson
Cinema Usher Cinema Usher   See fewer
Greg Johnson
Golden Shears Commentator Golden Shears Commentator   See fewer
John Leigh
Golden Shears Announcer Golden Shears Announcer   See fewer
Josephine Stewart-Te Whiu
Zelda (as Josephine Stewart-Tewhiu) Zelda (as Josephine Stewart-Tewhiu)   See fewer
Jim Birchall
Doorman (as Jim Burchall) Doorman (as Jim Burchall)   See fewer
Grae Burton
Young Collins Young Collins   See fewer
Alistair Browning
Mr. Mervyn Williams Mr. Mervyn Williams   See fewer
Jack Walley
Cinema Projectionist Cinema Projectionist   See fewer
Jitesh Mahana
Jitesh Mahana, Jitesh Mahana,   See fewer
Glenn Ford
Ben Wade (archive footage) (uncredited) Ben Wade (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Van Heflin
Dan Evans (archive footage) (uncredited) Dan Evans (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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