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Heart of Light (1998)

Qaamarngup uummataa (original title)
When the humiliation and grief of his eldest son's shooting rampage and subsequent suicide threatens to pull him under, a brokenhearted father (Rasmus Lyberth) leaves his family and ... See full summary »

Director:

Jacob Grønlykke
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Cast

Credited cast:
Rasmus Lyberth Rasmus Lyberth ... Rasmus
Vivi Nielsen Vivi Nielsen ... Marie
Niels Platow Niels Platow ... Mikael Berthelsen
Kenneth Rasmussen Kenneth Rasmussen ... Simon
Knud Petersen Knud Petersen
Laila Rasmussen Laila Rasmussen ... Karina
Agga Olsen Agga Olsen ... Magdalene
Nukâka ... Trommedanser (as Nukâka Motzfeldt)
Jens Davidsen Jens Davidsen ... Præst
Henrik Larsen Henrik Larsen ... VVS Mand
Søren Hauch-Fausbøll Søren Hauch-Fausbøll ... Værtshusgæst
Asger Reher Asger Reher ... Politichef
Karina Skands Karina Skands ... Pige i Telt
Julie Carlsen Julie Carlsen ... Pige i Telt
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anda Kristensen Anda Kristensen
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Storyline

When the humiliation and grief of his eldest son's shooting rampage and subsequent suicide threatens to pull him under, a brokenhearted father (Rasmus Lyberth) leaves his family and tight-knit community and heads into Greenland's bleak landscape. As he journeys forth on an antiquated dogsled with no destination, he eventually finds solace -- and the soul he lost long ago -- in the form of a mystical hermit (Anda Kristiansen).

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Drama

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Country:

Greenland | Denmark | Norway | Sweden

Language:

Danish | Greenlandic

Release Date:

25 January 1998 (Greenland) See more »

Also Known As:

Heart of Light See more »

Filming Locations:

Greenland

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ASA Film Produktion ApS See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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[subtitled version]
Marie: [Rasmus is preparing to leave town] Did you talk to your son?
Rasmus: I went there. I can see why he despises me.
Marie: You can't go till you've made up with your son.
Rasmus: I can only make up with him if I go. My soul is so sick that I can be nobody's father.
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one man's hunt
11 April 2005 | by el__cidSee all my reviews

Although I initially had to see this film for a course, I must admit that I've found myself going back to it from time to time. I find that it deals with the issue of a modernized Greenland and Dutch colonization quite well and the cast of characters, their personal and touching story anyway, to be uplifting and refreshing. I recommend it to anyone who is interested in post colonial Artic cinematic representations as well as those interested in seeing something off the beaten track. It did move me at times and I find it to deal with themes of alienation, identity and redemption through the vast wilderness exceptionally well.


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