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Map of the Human Heart (1992)

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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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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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Avik e Albertine  »

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$2,806,881 (USA)
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Vincent Ward invested his pay off for his work on _Alien_ (1992)_ to finance this film. See more »

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[first lines]
Avik: Holy boy, the cavalry's here.
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Best Films of 1993 (1994) See more »

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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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Wonderfully Depressing
19 June 2004 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best movies I've ever seen....

I never want to see it again.

Why don't I want to see it? Its simply depressing. I can't watch it with out becoming suicidal.

This is the story of two ill fated lovers over the early and mid part of the 20th century. Its told in flashback in a fishing village in Canada.

What can I say? This is a film of great performances and moments, the firestorm in Dresden gives me nightmares.

I would love to recommend the film, but its ultimately so bleak I don't know many people who would want to see it.

Still I give it 10 out of 10 simply because it provokes such a deep reaction in me.


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