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Searchers (2016)

Maliglutit (original title)
Inspired by the John Ford film The Searchers, an Inuit woman and her daughter are kidnapped by three Inuit men, while her husband and son are away. The Inuit husband sets out on a journey to find his family and punish the perpetrators.

Directors:

Zacharias Kunuk, Natar Ungalaaq (co-director)
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Cast overview:
Benjamin Kunuk Benjamin Kunuk ... Kuanana
Karen Ivalu Karen Ivalu ... Tagaq
Jonah Qunaq Jonah Qunaq ... Aulla
Joey Sarpinak Joey Sarpinak ... Kupak
Jocelyne Immaroitok Jocelyne Immaroitok ... Ailla
Joseph Uttak Joseph Uttak ... Siku
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Inspired by the John Ford film The Searchers, an Inuit woman and her daughter are kidnapped by three Inuit men, while her husband and son are away. The Inuit husband sets out on a journey to find his family and punish the perpetrators.

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My world was torn apart. When they want to get a wife, they become fearless and act without mercy.

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Country:

Canada

Language:

Inuktitut

Release Date:

6 January 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Searchers See more »

Filming Locations:

Igloolik, Nunavut, Canada

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Production Co:

Kingulliit Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Inuit wild beauty
17 February 2017 | by frantastikaSee all my reviews

This film was surprisingly captivating considering the slow pace that can make some viewers impatient... But if you let yourself be immersed in the beauty and the drama there will be not a single moment to spare. The story is quite simple but the photography is extraordinary, the music is excellent and scenery of the remote areas are all breathtaking. Best to see it at the cinema to fully appreciate but otherwise see it anyway.


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