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Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner ()

Atanarjuat (original title)
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The telling of an Inuit legend of an evil spirit causing strife in the community and one warrior's endurance and battle of its menace.

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Atanarjuat
Sylvia Ivalu ...
Atuat
Peter-Henry Arnatsiaq ...
Oki
Lucy Tulugarjuk ...
Puja
Madeline Ivalu ...
Panikpak
Pauloosie Qulitalik ...
Qulitalik / A shaman (as Paul Qulitalik)
Eugene Ipkarnak ...
Sauri, the chief
Pakak Innuksuk ...
Amaqjuaq (as Pakkak Innushuk)
Neeve Irngaut ...
Uluriaq
Abraham Ulayuruluk ...
Tungajuaq
Apayata Kotierk ...
Kumaglak
Mary Qulitalik ...
Niriuniq
Luke Taqqaugaq ...
Pittiulak
Alex Uttak ...
Pakak
Eric Nutarariaq ...
Young Sauri
Stephen Qrunnut ...
Young Tulimaq
Pipily Akkitirq ...
Young Pittaluk
Mary Angutautuk ...
Young Panikpak
Charlie Qulitalik ...
Young Qulitalik
Atuat Akkitirq ...
Sauri's wife (as Atuat Akkitiq)
Catherine Alaralak ...
Young Sauri's wife
Susan Kublu ...
Young Qulitalik's wife
Samueli Ammaq ...
Sigluk
Micheline Ammaq ...
Asa
Lucien Ukkalianuk ...
Uttuqiaq
Therese Ukkalianuk ...
Saku
Felix Alaralak ...
Tulimaq
Elizabeth Nutarakittuq ...
Pittaluk
Jenny Irngaut ...
Oki's wife
Rita Ijjiraq ...
Pittiulak's wife
Andrew Uyarasuk ...
Young Sigluk
Cindy Paniaq ...
Young Sigluk's wife
Lou Paula Kunuk ...
Young Uttuqiaq
Maggie Ukkalianuk ...
Young Uttuqiaq's wife
Arsene Ivalu ...
Qillaq
Racheal Uyarasuk ...
Elder lady
Catherine Arnatsiaq ...
Elder lady
Reena Qulitalik ...
Child Kigutikaajuk
Bernice Ivalu ...
Child Kumaglak
Mark Alaralak ...
Child Amaqjuat
Isa Akkitirq ...
Child Oki
Laurent Arnatsiaq ...
Baby Atanarjuat
Isa Ammaq ...
Child
Cora Akkitirq ...
Child
Steven Akkitirq ...
Child
Wilma Ammaq ...
Child
Daniel Akkitirq ...
Child
Hayley-June Ammaq ...
Child
Colleen Ulayuruluk ...
Child
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Directed by

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Zacharias Kunuk

Written by

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Paul Apak Angilirq ... ()
 
Norman Cohn ... (additional writer)
 
Zacharias Kunuk ... (additional writer)
 
Herve Paniaq ... (additional writer)
 
Pauloosie Qulitalik ... (additional writer)

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Paul Apak Angilirq ... producer: Igloolik Isuma
Sally Bochner ... executive producer: NFB
Norman Cohn ... producer: Igloolik Isuma
Zacharias Kunuk ... producer: Igloolik Isuma
Germaine Wong ... producer: NFB (as Germaine Ying Gee Wong)

Music by

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Chris Crilly

Cinematography by

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Norman Cohn

Film Editing by

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Norman Cohn
Zacharias Kunuk
Marie-Christine Sarda

Editorial Department

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Laurent Arnatsiaq ... assistant editor

Production Design by

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James Ungalaaq

Costume Design by

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Atuat Akkitirq

Makeup Department

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Therese Ipkarnak ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Susan Kublu ... assistant makeup artist
Bob Pritchard ... hair consultant / makeup supervisor
Sidonie Ungalaaq ... assistant makeup artist

Production Management

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Norman Cohn ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Pakak Innuksuk ... second assistant director
James Ungalaaq ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Stephen Qrunnut ... assistant props
James Ungalaaq ... props supervisor

Sound Department

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Don Ayer ... sound effects editor
Serge Boivin ... re-recording mixer
Chris Crilly ... sound post-production supervisor
Natalie Fleurant ... dialogue editor
Henry Godding Jr. ... adr recordist (as Henry Godding)
Thomas Kodros ... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Goro Koyama ... foley artist
Richard Lavoie ... sound recordist
Eric LeMoyne ... music mix (as Eric Lemoyne)
Oleksa Lozowchuk ... sound mixer
Andy Malcolm ... foley artist
Ron Malligers ... foley mixer (as Ron Mellegers)
Jean Paul Vialard ... re-recording mixer (as Jean-Paul Vialard)
Rebecca Wright ... foley assistant

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Walter Klassen ... special effects

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Stanley Monahan ... optical effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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Marie-Hélène Cousineau ... still photographer (as Marie-Helene Cousineau)
Viviane Delisle ... still photographer

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Micheline Ammaq ... wardrobe manager
Simeonie Ukkalianuk ... costume assistant

Other crew

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Samueli Ammaq ... dog wrangler
Amelia Angilirq ... continuity
Peter-Henry Arnatsiaq ... dog wrangler
Norman Cohn ... script editor
Anne Frank ... script editor / story consultant
Jocelyne Loiselle ... production accountant
Raymond Taqqaugaq ... production coordinator

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Centuries ago, in what would become the Canadian Arctic, Atuat is promised to the malevolent Oki, son of the leader of their tribe. But Atuat loves the good-natured Atanarjuat, who ultimately finds a way to marry her. Oki's sister, Puja also fancies Atanarjuat, and when she causes strife between him and his brother Amaqjuaq, Oki seizes the opportunity to wreak a terrible revenge on Atanarjuat. Written by Shannon Patrick Sullivan

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Also Known As
  • Atanarjuat - La légende de l'homme rapide (Canada, French title)
  • Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (Canada, English title)
  • The Fast Runner (Atanarjuat) (United States)
  • Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (World-wide, English title)
  • Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (United States)
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Runtime
  • 172 min
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Budget CAD1,960,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia While this film would never get SPCA approval, every animal killed was used in true Inuit fashion; all the meat was consumed, and the skins were put to practical use. See more »
Goofs Just before Atanarjuat jumps over the crevasse, the shadow of a crew member appears in the snow, at the bottom of the screen, to the left. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood/Ivans XTC/Undercover Brother/Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner/Bad Company (2002). See more »
Crazy Credits The film's end credits play next to behind the scenes footage of the making of the film. Many primary cast and crew members appear at the same time that their credits come on screen. See more »
Quotes Atuat: [to Atanarjuat] I hunt you. You're my own wolf.
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