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Map of the Human Heart (1992)

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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 »

Director:

Vincent Ward

Writers:

Louis Nowra, 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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »
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Australia | UK | Canada | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Avik e Albertine See more »

Filming Locations:

Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,806,881
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Willem Dafoe was originally announced for the Patrick Bergin part. See more »

Quotes

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

Featured in At the Movies: The Best Films of 1993 (1994) See more »

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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Excellent
21 August 2002 | by WilsonLauSee 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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