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Nuummioq (2009)

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A love-struck man discovers he has an incurable illness shortly after meeting the woman of his dreams.


Torben Bech, Otto Rosing


Torben Bech (script writer)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lars Rosing Lars Rosing ... Malik
Angunnguaq Larsen Angunnguaq Larsen ... Michael
Julie Berthelsen Julie Berthelsen ... Nivi
Marius Olsen Marius Olsen ... Sheep farmer
Makka Kleist Makka Kleist ... Grandmother
Amos Egede Amos Egede ... Grandfather
Morten Rose Morten Rose ... Carsten
Else Danis Else Danis ... Doctor
Anja Jochimsen Anja Jochimsen ... Danish Tourist
Ulrikka Holm Ulrikka Holm ... Girl in Bar
Maria P. Kjærulff Maria P. Kjærulff ... Nurse
Arnatsiaq Reimer Eriksen Arnatsiaq Reimer Eriksen ... Lilly
Sorya Paprajong Sorya Paprajong ... Thai Waiter
Johannes Madsen Johannes Madsen ... Woman in Greenhouse
Karsten Sommer Karsten Sommer ... Customer in Greenhouse


Nuummioq tells the story of a young man's odyssey from mundane existence into an acute sense of the sacred. Like most regular guys in the tiny capital city, Malik works, cavorts with buddies, and fools around-toggling between Danish and Greenlandic languages. All at once, when he discovers he's very ill, mortality intrudes. Keeping the news to himself, Malik accompanies his cousin on a boat trip. What begins as an unremarkable outing becomes a transcendent journey at the edge of the world as he grapples with his elusive past and tunes into the present. Written by Mikisoq H. Lynge

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Greenland's first international feature film production


Drama | Romance



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Danish | Greenlandic

Release Date:

1 November 2009 (Greenland) See more »

Also Known As:

Человек из Нуука See more »

Filming Locations:

Nuuk, Greenland


Box Office


DKK 4,700,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

3900 Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR


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Did You Know?


Official submission of Greenland for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 83th Academy Awards in 2011. See more »

Crazy Credits

The film proudly proclaims in the ending credits that "All animals were killed, enjoyed and eaten during this production." See more »


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Good intentions, a great place to start from
20 July 2015 | by peefynSee all my reviews

Few of the people involved in making this movie had done it before. That's the most impressive part about this movie. At the same time: it shows. Tarantino learned about making movies by directing his first film, My Best Friend's Birthday - and in it you can clearly see that he is just beginning to learn what he is doing. The same goes for Nuumioq.

There are many good ideas in this movie. I like how they use Nuuk and surrounding areas. How it shows a Greenlandic family, and how people talk to each other in Greenlandic/Danish. The cancer storyline is interesting too. These ideas are not enough to cover up the inexperience of the people behind the movie, but it really shows the potential in the people involved.

Greenlandic cinema still has some way to go, but it is looking promising.

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