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Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001)
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Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001)
Original name: Atanarjuat
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 172 min.
Story: 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.
Style: bleak, tense, sentimental, epic, harsh, stylized, atmospheric, serious, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: betrayal, revenge, jealousy, love triangle, adventure, tragic love, family relations, temptation, intrigue, human nature, rivalry, social relations, village, curses spells and rituals, wilderness, siblings relations, survival, good versus evil, dog sled, husband wife relationship, mythology, starvation, nudity (full frontal - brief), lust, murder ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: canada, tokyo

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The Shipping News (2001)
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