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Nanook of the North
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11 June 1922 (USA) See more »
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A story of life and love in the actual Arctic. See more »
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In this silent predecessor to the modern documentary, film-maker Robert J. Flaherty spends one year following the lives of Nanook and his family, Inuit living in the Arctic Circle. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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(71 articles)
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Allakariallak ... Nanook (as Nanook)
Nyla ... Herself - Nanook's Wife - the Smiling One
Allee ... Himself - Nanook's Son
Cunayou ... Herself - Nanook's Wife
Allegoo ... Himself - Nanook's Son
Camock ... Himself - Nanook's Cat
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Berry Kroeger ... Narrator (1939 re-release) (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert J. Flaherty 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Frances H. Flaherty  idea (uncredited)
Robert J. Flaherty  uncredited

Produced by
Robert J. Flaherty .... producer
John Révillon .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Rudolf Schramm (1947)
Stanley Silverman (1976)
 
Cinematography by
Robert J. Flaherty (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Herbert Edwards (1947 version)
Robert J. Flaherty (uncredited)
Charles Gelb (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Blachley .... sound (1976 version)
 
Music Department
Miriam Arsham .... music editor (1976 version)
Richard Fitz .... assisting artist: percussion (1976 version)
Ida Kafavian .... violin (1976 version)
Buell Neidlinger .... assisting artist: double bass (1976 version)
Daniel Moses Schreier .... assistant: Mr. Silverman's (1976 version)
Peter Serkin .... piano (1976 version)
Fred Sherry .... musician: cello (1976 version)
Richard Stoltzman .... clarinet (1976 version)
Tashi .... played by (1976 version)
 
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Willard Van Dyke .... supervisor: International Film Seminars (1976 version)
 
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78 min | 65 min (TCM print)
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Australia:G | Canada:G (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Québec) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Germany:6 | Portugal:M/6 (DVD rating) | Portugal:17 (original rating) | Spain:T | UK:U (re-release) (1947) | USA:Not Rated | USA:TV-PG (TV rating)

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Rated #6 in 2002 by International Documentary Assn. on its list of Top 20 Documentaries of all time.See more »
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Featured in "Screenwipe: Episode #4.1" (2007)See more »

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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A delight, 12 November 2009
Author: diedonner from New York

Nanook of the North was a delight to watch from start to finish. What is captured on film is a priceless glimpse into an Eskimo family's life from the early days of film-making. Some people consider the film to be pejorative; particularly in the portrayal of Nanook as simple-minded enough to think little people live inside a phonograph speaker; or in the next frame where he is portrayed confusing a phonograph record with something to eat. I was not offended by this; conversely, considering when the film was made these scenes were endearing to me. Ultimately, what I like best about this film are the close-ups of Nanook and his family, particularly his children. The emotions expressed on their faces when they are happy and playful or sad and afraid reveal the universal link we all share as humans. It is a link that transcends the vast spaces of both cultural distance and time. The film is a masterpiece!

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