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Atanarjuat, The Fast Runner

Atanarjuat, The Fast Runner

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Released:April 12, 2002
Director:Zacharias Kunuk
Producer:Zacharias Kunuk, Paul Apak Angilirq, Norman Cohn
Studio:Odeon Films
Cast:Natar Ungalaq, Sylvia Ivalu, Peter-Henry Arnatsiaq, Lucy Tulugarjuk, Madeline Ivalu, Pauloosie Qulitalik, Eugene Ipkarnak, Pakkak Innukshuk
Genre:Drama
Length:172 minutes
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  • Atanarjuat, The Fast Runner

    Monday, July 28, 2003 1:52:06 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    Technically and artistically outstanding, dialogue excellent, the actors did an outstanding job, proof that unknown locals can often perform better than multi-millionaire egomaniacs. However, the sight of a very poorly endowed eskimo running naked across an ice field is quite disturbing.

  • Atanarjuat, The Fast Runner

    Tuesday, March 4, 2003 8:41:41 PM | (age group: 50 or over.) | F

    A wonderful movie, I saw it in Europe and was very impressed.

  • Atanarjuat, The Fast Runner

    Friday, May 10, 2002 6:47:39 PM | (age group: 3549) | M

    Atanarjuat simply would not have been made without the support of the Canadian government, and frankly, that would not have been a bad thing. The story, orriginally a children`s fable, would have been best served as a children`s film. It is simply not complex enough to justify three hours of poor acting, and directing that reminds one of second year film-school. Not a film for the average, or serious, film goer.

  • Atanarjuat, The Fast Runner

    Thursday, May 9, 2002 9:32:58 PM | (age group: 50 or over.) | F

    Excellent movie. Althpough it was long, it was not boring. It was interesting to see how the Inuit lived long ago.

  • Atanarjuat, The Fast Runner

    Friday, April 12, 2002 8:07:00 PM | (age group: 3549) | F

    i am so glad to have this film represent what we do here in canada

  • Atanarjuat, The Fast Runner

    Friday, April 12, 2002 9:46:21 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    Simply great!!

  • Atanarjuat, The Fast Runner

    Friday, April 12, 2002 9:46:12 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner comes off as a documentary, consistently eschewing polished camerawork in favour of jittery, on-the-fly cinematography. The acting, with amateurs in most of the roles, feels authentic. But all of that should be secondary to a compelling screenplay, which Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner is sorely lacking. On a sociological level, the movie might hold some interest. But for the average moviegoer, it will likely hold little appeal.

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