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Map of the Human Heart (1992)

R  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Romance  |  23 April 1993 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Joamie ...
Young Avik
Annie Galipeau ...
Young Albertine
Walter Russell
The Mapmaker
Sister Banville
Jerry Snell ...
Jayko Pitseolak ...
Avik's Grandmother
Matt Holland ...
Flight Navigator
Rebecca Vevee ...
Inuit Cook
Josape Kopalee ...
Inuit Elder
Reepah Arreak ...
Avik's Girlfriend


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 <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

23 April 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Avik e Albertine  »

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Box Office


$2,806,881 (USA)

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2.35 : 1
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Vincent Ward invested his pay off for his work on _Alien_ (1992)_ to finance this film. See more »


[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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21 August 2002 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This film is one of the best romance films i have ever watched. At first I just watched it cause Jason Scott Lee was in it so I thought there was gonna be some butt whupin in it but as I watched on I realized that it wasn't that kind of movie. This is the tale of a good Inuit boy with nothing but good intentions and his love for his childhood sweetheart. He get's screwed over again and again by fate until finally he gets a chance to fulfil his wishes but fate intervenes yet again for the final time. This movie was very moving, very sad. The acting in it was superb and makes me wonder why Lee isn't a bigger star than he is. Through out the movie you can't help but feel bad for Avik. Poor guy. I just saw this movie, 2002 and I can't believe that I missed it until now. 9/10

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