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Silence of the North (1981)

 -  Drama  -  23 October 1981 (USA)
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Olive Frederickson
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Walter Reamer
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Little Olive Reamer
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Colin Fox ...
Arthur Herriot
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Richard W. Farrell ...
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One woman's true story of love and courage can give all people hope

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Excellent depiction of life in the far reaches of Northern Canada
24 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an excellent movie! If you ever get the chance to see it I highly recommend it.

Ellen Burstyn's portrayal of Olive Frederickson is so good it's actually haunting. By that I mean the character will stick with you for days. Her life's experiences are quite extraordinary and will leave you thinking about them for quite a while after seeing this movie.

When you consider that it's a true story, (something I didn't know the first time I saw it until after it was over) it will move you deeply.

Buy it, rent it, borrow it or steal it. It's that good.


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