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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:

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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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Maliglutit (Searchers) remakes a western, making the native the hero
16 October 2016 | by info-01781See all my reviews

Maliglutit (Searchers) is inspired by the 1950 John Ford western "The Searchers". In the original, a white woman is kidnapped by members of the Comanche Nation. In this version, the narrative is flipped and all the characters in the film are Inuit. The film is action packed, suspense filled, and beautifully written and directed. It is at many times calming and then suddenly intense, which makes for a riveting viewing experience. This film would be enjoyed by those who love action, suspense, and thrillers and also those who enjoy broadening their film experience across cultures. Anyone who has watched the 1950's version should watch this remake.


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