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Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner

Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner

Feb 01, 2002 2h 52m
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Based on a local legend and set in an unknown era, it deals with universal themes of love, possessiveness, family, jealousy and power. Beautifully shot, and acted by Inuit people, it portrays a time when people fought duels by taking turns to punch each other until one was unconscious, made love on the way to the caribou hunt, ate walrus meat and lit their igloos with seal-oil lamps.

Title Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner
Companies Igloolik Isuma Productions Inc.
Countries Canada
Keywords sibling relationship, jealousy, inuit, arctic polar circle region, revenge, evil spirit, dog sled, igloo, based on myths, legends or folklore