Fast Runner

Production year: 2002

Drama R   Running time: 2:41

IMDB rating:   7.5     Aspect: Wide;  Languages: Inuktituk;  Subtitles: English;  Audio: DD 5.1

One of the most acclaimed films of the year, The Fast Runner is an extraordinary, triumphant experience. Set amongst the Inuit people of the arctic, the film is a thrilling, passionate story exploring the universal themes of love, revenge and survival. When a small, nomadic community is cursed by an unknown shaman, the curse is still felt years later. Atanarjuat falls in love with Atuat, a woman already promised to the son of the clan's leader. In a fight, she is won by Atanarjuat causing vengeful clan leader Oki to plot to attack Atanarjuat and his brother in their sleep. Atanarjuat manages to escape and sets off running across the ice, embarking on a harrowing adventure to survive in the brutal wilderness. His journey ends when he returns, stronger and wiser, to reclaim his life and stop the curse that has divided his people.

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