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Map of the Human Heart (1992)

Fantastic improbabilities, happenstance and the undying bridge of love are part of this romantic fantasy about an Inuit who crosses years, oceans and the ravages of WWII to find his ... See full summary »

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Avik
Robert Joamie ...
Young Avik
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Albertine
Annie Galipeau ...
Young Albertine
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Walter Russell
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Rainee
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The Mapmaker
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Sister Banville
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Farmboy
Jerry Snell ...
Boleslaw
Jayko Pitseolak ...
Avik's Grandmother
Matt Holland ...
Flight Navigator
Rebecca Vevee ...
Inuit Cook
Josape Kopalee ...
Inuit Elder
Reepah Arreak ...
Avik's Girlfriend
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Storyline

Fantastic improbabilities, happenstance and the undying bridge of love are part of this romantic fantasy about an Inuit who crosses years, oceans and the ravages of WWII to find his childhood love, a Metis girl, but finds that their cultures are the most difficult spaces to gap. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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Born in the magic of youth. Forged by the passions of war. Their love knew no boundaries.


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Rated R for some language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »
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14 May 1993 (USA)  »

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Avik e Albertine  »

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$2,806,881 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Ben Mendelsohn injured his back his last day on set. See more »

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[first lines]
Avik: Holy boy, the cavalry's here.
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Ma Metisse
Music by Gabriel Yared
Lyrics by Louis Nowra and Philippe Ringenbach
Performed by Marie Pelissier
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More than a map, a wild ride, get on board.
4 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

This movie came highly recommended to me; but outstripped all expectations. Outstanding acting, especially from the little boy Eskimo, then from Jason, as the adult character/pilot for the RAF. Absolutely beautiful cinematography; a story that kicks the heart strings in many ways -- kicks and tickles, too, a few times. How about making love on top of a blimp/buzz-bomb decoy? Tastefully done, naturally; but gives you the idea of the style and flavor of this love/war/human condition gem. Lots of wild aerial stuff, all through, nicely woven throughout the tale. Might want to bring your parachute to the theatre... Oh, did I mention a vertiginous scene inside high up in the Albert Hall, a tryst? Snowmobiles and French beauties, etc. Formidable. Like the fire at the end of "Gone with the Wind?" Might want to see the flames in this one, too.


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