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Pathfinder (1987)

Ofelas (original title)
Around the year 1000 AD warlike people, the so-called "tjudes," roam in northern Scandinavia. As they brutally kill a family in a remote area, including the parents and their little ... See full summary »

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Nils Gaup

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Nils Gaup
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mikkel Gaup ... Aigin
Ingvald Guttorm Ingvald Guttorm ... Aigin's Father
Nils Utsi ... Raste
Henrik H. Buljo Henrik H. Buljo ... Dorakas
Nils-Aslak Valkeapää Nils-Aslak Valkeapää ... Siida-Isit
Helgi Skúlason Helgi Skúlason ... Tsjuderen med arret
Inger Utsi Inger Utsi ... Aigin's Sister
Svein Scharffenberg Svein Scharffenberg ... Tsjuderen, høvding
Knut Walle Knut Walle ... Tchude Interpreter
John Sigurd Kristensen John Sigurd Kristensen ... Tchude Strongman
Sara Marit Gaup Sara Marit Gaup ... Sahve
Anna Maria Blind Anna Maria Blind ... Varia (as Anne-Marja Blind)
Ellen Anne Buljo Ellen Anne Buljo ... Aigin's Mother
Svein Birger Olsen Svein Birger Olsen ... Diemis
Sverre Porsanger Sverre Porsanger ... Sierge
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Storyline

Around the year 1000 AD warlike people, the so-called "tjudes," roam in northern Scandinavia. As they brutally kill a family in a remote area, including the parents and their little daughter, the families teenage son, Aigin, observes the slaughter. He manages to flee from these killers and reaches a camp with other Lapps whose inhabitants are worried if he has been able to hide his track. Afraid of the murderous people, they decide to flee to the coast. The boy stays alone to avenge his families murder. Unfortunately, they get him before he can do anything and force him to lead them to the other Lapps. He guides them but has a plan to destroy the barbarous people before reaching the camp. Written by Gerhard Windecker <g.wind@mbox300.swipnet.se>

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Country:

Norway

Language:

Saami

Release Date:

7 April 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pathfinder See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlevåg, Finnmark, Norway See more »

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Dolby (35 mm prints)| 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Remade in 2007, starring Karl Urban and Clancy Brown, this version had the titular character, played by Urban, to be a viking child raised by Native Americans, who then fights the returning vikings some 15 years later. See more »

Quotes

Raste: Were you sleeping?
Aigin: Wish I could.
Raste: Why can't you? Scared of the dark?
[Aigin nods positively]
Raste: At daybreak, head for the cost. There are other villages there.
Aigin: Not for me. I have no village.
Raste: Your mind is clouded with thoughts of revenge. You must remember we are all but parts of the whole. We are children in a greater family. The Tchudes have forgotten this. Don't you forget it.
Aigin: My family is dead. I'm all alone.
Raste: You may feel that way, but you are bound up in the greater family. You are not free, ...
[...]
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Remade as Pathfinder (2007) See more »

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The first motion picture with the Sami language.
27 February 1999 | by kimmeSee all my reviews

This beatiful movie is the first motion picture that has been shot with the Sami language as the main language. It has been shot on location here in northern Norway, and the storyline is an old tale that has been passed on by generations by the Sami people. Worth noting is also that both the crew and the cast are mainly Sami people.


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