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In 1896, three whalers are stranded in the Arctic North Canada and seek refuge with an Eskimo tribe. Gradually they gain control with the Eskimo village and introduce gambling, booze, theft... See full summary »

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Billy
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Daggett
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Portagee (as Lou Gossett)
Joanasie Salamonie ...
Kangiak
Simonie Kopapik ...
Sarkak
Pilitak ...
Neevee
Sagiaktok ...
Shaman
Munamee Sako ...
Sowaiapik
Pitseolai Kili ...
Sowaiapik's Wife
Meetook Mallee ...
Ikuma
Seemee Nookiguak ...
Avinga
Sakkeassie ...
Dirty Boy
Akshooyooliak ...
Old Mother
Nilak Butler ...
Pance
Oolipika Joamie ...
Mia
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In 1896, three whalers are stranded in the Arctic North Canada and seek refuge with an Eskimo tribe. Gradually they gain control with the Eskimo village and introduce gambling, booze, theft and their special variation of sex. In the beginning, the Eskimos accept it but slowly the cultural tension starts growing. Written by Frank Christensen <fch@post4.tele.dk>

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According to producer Irwin Winkler, this movie was the main factor in his decision to invite director Philip Kaufman to direct The Right Stuff (1983). See more »

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This is a powerful movie best appreciated by those who...
17 January 2005 | by (Hollywood) – See all my reviews

have some respect for and knowledge of tribal cultures where the shamans have authority, the people are "tuned in" to the natural world, and "nature magic" is understood on a gut level by everyone from childhood onward. I saw this film many years ago and loved it; it's still excellent. If you like it, you may want to read "The Heart of the Hunter" by Laurens Van Der Post, a classic about the Bushmen in South Africa. This film will be of value to anyone who has someone in their family who's made a mess of his or her life because of alcohol. Grab the drinker and make him or her watch it and that person may get a sense for how destructive that behavior is. Anyone who wants to learn about the Bear Spirit will learn something here as well.


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