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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.

Director:

Mike Magidson
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gaba Petersen Gaba Petersen ... Inuk
Knud Therkielsen Knud Therkielsen ... Inuk's Step Father
Ole Jørgen Hammeken Ole Jørgen Hammeken ... Ikuma
Rebekka Jørgensen Rebekka Jørgensen ... Aviaaja
Sara Lyberth Sara Lyberth ... Naja
Inunnguaq Jeremiassen Inunnguaq Jeremiassen ... Minik
Elisabeth Skade Elisabeth Skade ... Inuk's Mother
Ivaq Mørch Ivaq Mørch ... Inuk 6 Years Old
Hendrik Qvist Hendrik Qvist ... Inuk's Father
Angutitsiaq Kreutzmann Angutitsiaq Kreutzmann ... Larsi
Julunnguaq Amossen Julunnguaq Amossen ... Juulut the Young Hunter
Jakob Løvstrøm Uunartoq Jakob Løvstrøm Uunartoq ... Uunartoq the Old Hunter
Ann Andreasen Ann Andreasen ... Social Worker
Frederik Kristiansen Frederik Kristiansen ... Shop Keeper
Jens-Oluf Lundgren Jens-Oluf Lundgren ... Fireman
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Storyline

Several years after losing his father, Inuk learns the way of his people again.

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Genres:

Adventure | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

Greenland | France

Language:

Greenlandic | Danish

Release Date:

4 October 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le voyage d'Inuk See more »

Filming Locations:

Greenland See more »

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Budget:

$4,200,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The official entry of Greenland to the Best Foreign Language Film at the 85th Academy Awards 2013. See more »

Goofs

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 ReelGASee 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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