Arctic, 1965: Avik tells his story starting 1931. A mapmaker flies Avik, then a preteen Eskimo boy with TB, to a hospital in Montreal, where he meets Albertine. They meet again when Avik joins WWII in UK.

Director:

Vincent Ward

Writers:

Louis Nowra (screenplay), Vincent Ward (story)
3 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Scott Lee ... Avik
Robert Joamie Robert Joamie ... Young Avik
Anne Parillaud ... Albertine
Annie Galipeau Annie Galipeau ... Young Albertine
Patrick Bergin ... Walter Russell
Clotilde Courau ... Rainee
John Cusack ... The Mapmaker
Jeanne Moreau ... Sister Banville
Ben Mendelsohn ... Farmboy
Jerry Snell Jerry Snell ... Boleslaw
Jayko Pitseolak Jayko Pitseolak ... Avik's Grandmother
Matt Holland ... Flight Navigator
Rebecca Vevee Rebecca Vevee ... Inuit Cook
Josape Kopalee Josape Kopalee ... Inuit Elder
Reepah Arreak 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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Trivia

Ben Mendelsohn injured his back his last day on set. See more »

Quotes

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

Featured in At the Movies: Memo to the Academy - 1994 (1994) See more »

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Noye's Fludde
By Benjamin Britten
Performed by Donald Maxwell, Linda Ormiston and Richard Pasco
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Harrowing and Heartbreaking
28 March 2003 | by ebrown2112See 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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Australia | UK | Canada | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Map of the Human Heart See more »

Filming Locations:

Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$81,636, 25 April 1993

Gross USA:

$2,806,881

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,806,881
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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