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Inuk (2010)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama | 4 October 2013 (USA)
Several years after losing his father, Inuk learns the way of his people again.

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Gaba Petersen ... Inuk
Knud Therkielsen ... Inuk's Step Father
Ole Jørgen Hammeken ... Ikuma
Rebekka Jørgensen ... Aviaaja
Sara Lyberth ... Naja
Inunnguaq Jeremiassen ... Minik
Elisabeth Skade ... Inuk's Mother
Ivaq Mørch ... Inuk 6 Years Old
Hendrik Qvist ... Inuk's Father
Angutitsiaq Kreutzmann ... Larsi
Julunnguaq Amossen ... Juulut the Young Hunter
Jakob Løvstrøm Uunartoq ... Uunartoq the Old Hunter
Ann Andreasen ... Social Worker
Frederik Kristiansen ... Shop Keeper
Jens-Oluf Lundgren ... Fireman
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Several years after losing his father, Inuk learns the way of his people again.

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Le voyage d'Inuk  »

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$4,200,000 (estimated)
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The official entry of Greenland to the Best Foreign Language Film at the 85th Academy Awards 2013. See more »

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Ikuma's rifle change from being that of right handed to being left handed, when he walks out of the gun store. Then back to right handed again. See more »

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Greenland's icy landscape is both chilling and mesmerizing
18 September 2012 | by See all my reviews

Considering Greenland's first feature film production was 2009's "Nummioq," I was likely not alone when I confessed to never having seen a Greenlandic movie before. (I must admit that I had to look up whether the correct demonym was 'Greenlandish' or 'Greenlandic.') That changed recently after watching "Inuk." Director Mike Magidson created an energetic look at both a boy and a culture in modern Greenland as they each undergo dynamic changes.

I was reminded a little of Danny Boyle's Oscar champ "Slumdog Millionaire," thanks to the frantic soundtrack and the youthful energy provided by a young cast of non-professional actors. While the story is neither as complex nor as contrived as Boyle's film, it maintains a simplistic charm which allows you to grow a bit closer to the both of the film's leads, Gaba Peterson (Inuk) and Ole Jørgen Hammeken (Ikuma).

Greenland's icy landscape is both chilling and mesmerizing. I cannot begin to imagine how difficult filming must have been for any crew members that were not from the area. Nonetheless, the film is shot and edited exceptionally; a fact that enough people agreed on to award it Best Narrative Feature, Best Director and Best Editing at the 2011 Savannah Film Festival. I was fortunate enough to see both Magidson and Hammeken say a few words about the film after it screened.

4 out of 5 stars.


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