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Based on the biography of Olive Fredrickson, It tells of her life as a girl, then a trapper's wife and later a widow with three small children surviving under rugged pioneer conditions in northern Alberta Canada from the early 1900's through to the Depression. Written by
Excellent depiction of life in the far reaches of Northern Canada
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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