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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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This was reputedly shown in 70mm in certain territories. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Avik: Holy boy, the cavalry's here.
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Soundtracks

Ma Metisse
(uncredited)
Music by Gabriel Yared
Lyrics by Louis Nowra and Philippe Ringenbach
Performed by Marie Pelissier and Anne Parillaud
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Harrowing and Heartbreaking
28 March 2003 | by (Freehold, NJ) – See all my reviews

This is an engrossing love story and adventure, told in flashback. The film does not resort to lurid melodrama, to recycled storylines, but seems to grow organically and unpredictably. The imagery of the film resonates long afterwards. We experience the horrors of war and the exhilaration of reunited lovers, and the film's final scene is truly haunting and heartbreaking. A remarkable achievement.


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