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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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John Frederickson
Jennifer McKinney ...
Little Olive Reamer
Donna Dobrijevic ...
Vala Reamer
Jeff Banks ...
Lewis Reamer
Colin Fox ...
Arthur Herriot
David Fox ...
Lea Goodwin
Richard W. Farrell ...
John Goodwin
Larry Reynolds ...
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Frank C. Turner ...
Young Man
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Janet Amos
Albert Angus
Ken Babb
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One woman's true story of love and courage can give all people hope

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CAD 8,400,000 (estimated)
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The film's closing epilogue states: "Olive recently celebrated her 80th birthday with her entire family. They all continue to live in North Western Canada". See more »

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Comes A Time
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Good movie, and Neil Young, too.
7 May 2005 | by (Palm Springs, Calif.) – See all my reviews

If ever there was a film about a brave woman trying to survive in hard places (the wilderness) and hard times (the Great Depression), this is it. This movie received good review when released -- Roger Ebert cited it as a exemplary film at the time -- but it's disappeared. Some of this is likely due to its Canadian production; if a U.S. company makes a film in Canada, it's easy to find, but domestic Canadian films often get lost in the shuffle.

Ellen Burstyn is marvelous in the lead role; she gives a performance that keeps the film tipping over into a standard Lifetime TV potboiler, albeit in the pines. She tries, she adapts, she grieves, but all in a realistic way that life will go on, and she'll go along with it.


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