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The Last Trapper (2004)

Le dernier trappeur (original title)
A trapper and his wife brave the harsh Yukon climate, trecherous landscape and dangerous wildlife in an attempt to live a life of solitude.

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A trapper and his wife brave the harsh Yukon climate, trecherous landscape and dangerous wildlife in an attempt to live a life of solitude.

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Az utolsó prémvadász  »

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$1,274,592 (France) (7 January 2005)
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Norman Winther: My happiness has a lot to do with how I relate to the land around me. I don't just admire it, I'm a part of it. People should have never lost contact with nature. We need to share with the environment. If human kind is to survive, we have to start living with nature not against it.
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By the rivers dark
Written and Performed by Leonard Cohen
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A valiant effort to portray a soon extinguished lifestyle.
18 April 2006 | by (St. Vincent & The Grenadines) – See all my reviews

I stumbled across this movie on TV, and its pace and photography somehow captivated me - to be honest - I spent most of the movie trying to determine if it was a documentary or a poorly acted film. Having researched it, I now understand its concept, using the characters to portray themselves, which is what had me "confused" during my first experience. This said, the movie makers deserve a lot of credit for literally weathering the severe climate of its location as well as for some stunning nature photography. I agree with some of the other comments that the use of non-actors to portray themselves in day to day situations often is awkward as their embarrassment can be sensed, however I doubt that its credibility would be the same if real actors would have been used. The movie portrays the harshness of life in the wild, and documents a lifestyle that is soon to be extinguished by the ever expanding modernization. That is clearly shown when the aging trapper friend is shown using a modern snowmobile, and the frequent references to the pending retirement of the "last trapper". Enjoy this film for what it is, particularly if you have young children and enjoy a break from the ever present "Hollywood" portrayal of real life adventurers.


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