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Edge of the Knife (2018)

SGaawaay K'uuna (original title)
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In a 19th-century summer, two large families gather for their annual fishing retreat on the far-removed island of Haida Gwaii. Adiits'ii, a charming nobleman, accidentally causes the death ... See full summary »

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Gwaai Edenshaw (as Gwaii Edenshaw), Helen Haig-Brown
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Cast

Credited cast:
Curtis Brown Curtis Brown ... Attendant / gaagiid dancer
Diane Brown Diane Brown ... Nanaay
Greg Brown Greg Brown ... Gaas' Xaants'ii
Toddi Lauren Brown Toddi Lauren Brown ... Fish cutter
Delores Churchill Delores Churchill ... Naanii 1
Zachary Collison Zachary Collison ... Ts'acklii
Russel Davis Russel Davis ... Watcher
Sam Derrick-York Sam Derrick-York ... Tluujaad
Sherri Dick Sherri Dick ... Naanii 3
Leo Gagnon Leo Gagnon ... Kwa's father
Merika Gladstone Merika Gladstone ... Raven Child
Emma Grinder Emma Grinder ... Eagle Child
Xiila Taayii Guujaaw Xiila Taayii Guujaaw ... Sk'ayuu
Sphenia Jones Sphenia Jones ... Daasjaadee
Brandon Kallio Brandon Kallio ... Adiits'ii's father
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In a 19th-century summer, two large families gather for their annual fishing retreat on the far-removed island of Haida Gwaii. Adiits'ii, a charming nobleman, accidentally causes the death of his best friend Kwa's son and hastens into the wilderness. Adiits'ii is tormented by what he has done and spirals into insanity, becoming Gaagiixid, a supernatural being crazed by hunger. He unexpectedly survives the winter, and at next year's gathering, the families try to convert Gaagiixid back to Adiitst'ii. Written by xx

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Country:

Canada

Language:

Haida | English

Release Date:

25 May 2019 (USA) See more »

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CAD 1,800,000 (estimated)
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This is the first feature film to be made entirely in the Haida language of Pacific-coast Canada. The story was inspired by a traditional Haida legend. See more »

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So boring
8 July 2019 | by mr_lucaspaulSee all my reviews

The story line is so simplistic that it almost does not exist. It is slow and boring all along. The language of this film is just spoken by 25 people in the world, so what ? Does that make it more interesting, nope. This is a typical pretentious arty farty film.


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