Masai: The Rain Warriors (2006)



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Faced with a drought that endangers the continuity of their people, the elders are convinced that they have been cursed by the Red God -- the God of Vengeance. Following the death of the war chief, a group of adolescents must now cross over to adulthood, forced to quickly form a new generation of inexperienced but brave warriors. The adolescents must bring back the mane of a legendary lion, which appears at every critical period of the Masai history to appease the wrath of the God and bring back the rains. The survival of their culture depends on this quest.
Art House & International , Drama
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Swakai Kipilosh
as Narkossaï
Lemerok Nkuruna
as Saïtoti
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Critic Reviews for Masai: The Rain Warriors

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (6)

The beauty and excitement of Masai: The Rain Warriors comes partly from our sense that we're intimately entering a whole, rich new world whose people and customs were previously foreign to us.

February 1, 2007
Chicago Tribune
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The earnest minimalism of Masai makes it an unusual moviegoing experience.

Full Review… | November 9, 2006
Los Angeles Times
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A mythic quest ought to be more than pretty. It ought to stir ancient memories.

Full Review… | November 9, 2006
L.A. Weekly
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Set in the highlands of Kenya, a timeless place untouched by modernity, Masai: The Rain Warriors, is the debut fictional film of Pascal Plisson, a devoted nature documentarian.

October 19, 2006
New York Times
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A story of initiation, friendship, teamwork and sacrifice set on the vast ochre savannah of Kenya, Masai: The Rain Warriors builds slowly -- very slowly -- to a powerful and touching finale.

Full Review… | October 19, 2006
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I quite enjoyed this "Lord of the Rings" style Masai adventure tale. It's in spoken Masai, subtitled in English. Authentic and warm.

Full Review… | January 15, 2007
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Audience Reviews for Masai: The Rain Warriors


Cheesy pseudo-documentary about the Masai. It's a fictional story operating under the pretense of being informative, and neither seem to work. Engaging only on the most basic levels. I'm a total nerd for reviewing things I saw in a non-film class, but so be it.

Drew Smith
Drew Smith

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